From the Mother’s Day Series: “Through Mine. Through Hers. Through Theirs.” A Mom’s Project of beauty, self-worth and unconditional love created by Lorna Dancey of Lorna Dancey Photography.  

Through her eyes, she sees an old and tired woman. Her nose is too big and her face is too blotchy and she thinks she’s overweight. She’s been struggling with her identity lately. She has four children and has been their mom for a span of 11 years. She admits she doesn’t know who she is as a woman or who she is or would be without her children. She fears she will be lost when her youngest starts grade one and she will have no-one but herself to care for and that terrifies her.

Through my eyes,  I knew we were going to be fast friends. She is the kindest person I have ever met. She gives unselfishly of herself to anyone who needs her and doesn’t ask anything in return. She inspires people to be the same and go above and beyond what they thought they were capable of. She works tirelessly being everything to everyone and does it with a smile or a giggle rarely complaining. She is also one of the most sarcastic (in a nice way of course) and a fun woman I am blessed to call my friend.

Through their eyes, there is no doubt she has lots of love to go around! They also said she makes them laugh, she plays with them, reads to them, paints their nails (her oldest son wanted me to make sure you knew he doesn’t like his nails being painted  – lol) and tucks them in at night. They love her hair (especially her youngest), her eyes, her smile and her snuggles. They love movie night with popcorn with her and the way she can multi-task. They appreciate all the help she gives with homework and making sure their teeth are brushed properly. They love everything about who they call “Mom”.

The Mom Project:  ‘Through Mine, Through Tours, Through Theirs’ was created out of teaching self-love.  As a photographer, Lorna Dancey wanted to inspire all Mom’s to be kind to themselves and see the good in everything they do and in every way they love. Lorna asked Mom’s one-by-one how they saw themselves. She then brought their children into the studio to share what they loved about their Mom. The results at times were life-changing.  She wanted each mom to see not what they saw as a woman or mother, but, in fact, what she saw. Most importantly, she wanted each Mom to celebrate themselves through the eyes of her own children and to see the importance of who they are so their children will do the same for themselves.