Discovering wild onions, listening to the buzz of a hummingbird, finding an old abandon truck, fearlessly jumping off the deep end, and fishin’ with your best friend. Because every picture tells a story. Here are some of my faves.

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Africa & Celebrating Moms

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to South Africa.  It has always been a dream of mine to go visit this beautiful country, and let me tell you, the entire experience was even more incredible than I ever imagined.  We soaked it ALL in from the second the plane touched down in this gorgeous country, until it took off again to take us home.

The sunsets were more glorious than any I have ever seen.  The sunrises… well, I couldn’t tell you much about those because I SLEPT IN ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DAY! (I’m rethinking this “morning person” thing.)  The animals were magnificent and surreal, and we never knew what would suddenly appear right in front of us.  But above all, the people we had the honor of sharing this time with were so kind, generous, and fun to be with.  I don’t think I’ve laughed that much or that hard in a long time.  I have no doubt we made friendships that will last a lifetime.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share some photographs of animal mamas with their babies that we were fortunate enough to encounter on our journey.  I hope they touch your heart as much as they do mine.  These moms are extremely protective of their precious babies, and I am grateful to have seen this demonstrated firsthand.  If there is one  thing I have learned, it is that all moms- no matter the creature- fiercely love their babies and will do anything to keep them safe.

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.  it knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”  -Agatha Christie

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in each of our lives who care for us and love us unconditionally, especially my own mother.  Thank you for everything, mom. I love you.  You are far more precious than jewels.  -Proverbs 31:10  

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I think I’ll just leave this right here too. 😉

Check out some more of my favorite photos from our trip to South Africa below! 

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Peace out, Pumbaa!  I promise that someday I will be back and we will meet again. 🙂

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