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For those who know me, and still know me more...

know I have very unique views on motherhood, and what it means to be a mother.

It's less exclusionary, and more of an expansive viewpoint.
I certainly have my reasons, and know when they began to develop. Mothers Day is a very deep and personal time of year for me, as a result. :aww:

First of all, I want to wish ALL Moms a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! :party: :heart: And know, that I believe it is a GREAT day to remind us all that moms deserve specialness and celebration all the time, YEAR-ROUND for everything that moms do. All the nurturing and/or inspiring, all of the care-taking and worrying, too etc. :nod::faint:

Secondly, it is very important to me to recognize those of NON-biological mom-relations. Every year, since I was a kid, I have thought about my favourite aunt, my mom's younger sister. She never had her "own" biological kids, but I can't tell you in what mom-like ways I've been blessed to have her! She's been so wonderful to me since forever. :rose::rose:

And it's nothing I want to get into, but let's face it, I do celebrate my biological mom, despite the fact I've had many difficulties with her over the years, for various reasons. And that's just not easy at all. [I'm sure some of you can relate.] But I'm at a point as an adult, where I've come to accept certain things, and of course I love her. :nod::rose::heart:

But I have always wanted to recognize other important females, the nurturers and/or inspirerers in my life. I have had some other very strong female role models, and I am grateful. :aww:

One is my beloved grandma, the only grandparent I have left, the one I've been closest to in my life- we've been very close despite always the physical distance. She's been as a great mom to me- AWESOME LADY. :w00t::heart:

But she's quite elderly now, and has gone through TWO surgeries in the last 4 weeks, because she fell recently, :( the 2nd surgery one was this past Tuesday... and I've been distressed and worried, but trying to stay hopeful. :pray: :fingerscrossed: :please:

I've also been blessed to have a few truly remarkable friends as well as teachers over the years. [Sometimes, one in the same! :nod: ] Great strong people, who'd been there for me at times, even if especially now distance separates. :heart:

There are plenty of ways to be a mom, or be mom-like, and I applaud :clap::clap: those who currently or who have ever taken care of anyone, including any living creatures such at pets, because that is certainly one busy and ongoing commitment of love, as well. :nod::heart:

I've met a lot of people right here on dA, who know what I mean with THAT, and therefore a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to ALL of YOU as well! [even if you're a guy, you know what I mean! ;) Or I'll get you on Father's Day, then! :giggle: ]

And, then, to my Sister-in Law, the Mother of my beloved nieces, two of which are biological nieces and one who is NOT biologically related to me.

Do you think biology matters to me?
By now, if you know me, or even if you've read this,
you know the answer. :)
She's awesome! All of them are! :boogie:
And my SIL, is a great Mom to ALL. :heart:

And though roses seem traditional, This is dedicated to ALL the kinds of Moms. :rose::rose::rose:

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[NOTE: I just wanted to say, in advance, how especially grateful for anyone's :+fav: I may receive for this image. :thanks::aww::rose: I am honoured that you would enjoy or think well enough of my work here, to :+fav: it. :nod: So I thank you :thanks: profusely, and from the bottom of my heart :heart: . And because I do realize time constraints all too well, I understand, if you are unable to also leave a comment. :aww: However, whichever you may do, [or even both! :omg: ] I genuinely appreciate it beyond measure. I need you to know this now, in case I'm not capable of doing individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, which I've not been capable, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
:love: And even if you just came to view! :eyes: I am also very HAPPY :D for this! :w00t: ]


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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
hearts by SteveRowlands This rose is a vision of true beauty. A perfect looking pink rose. very delicate looking. wow a very lovely capture my friend. And a most lovely symbol of love And an awesome dedication for all mothers.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Amazing photo
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Miarath Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   General Artist
This looks wonderful, Tea. Love the colours and everything about it. So beautiful roses ... :love:
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Jenna-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :aww:
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Eruwyn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This lovely flower has been featured in my journal! [link]
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rosecoloredcloud Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Gorgeous photo... and I love your commentary too, it's so deep and beautiful. :)
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BekkaLynn Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful photo and beautiful sentiments to go with! You are such a wonderful person Tea! :hug:
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Majsterek-Brzeg Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
very beautiful:)
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! And you still have your grandmother? You are so lucky!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, and YES, and it really IS amazing to be honest you're right.

She is the LAST grandparent that I DO have, as the rest have gone a long time by now.

She has always been the one that I have been the closest to, and I don't mean physical distance as I've never grown up with relatives around, and in my adult life now, my parents and my brother with his family also NOW out of state, so again I don't have family around!

But anyway, sorry to go on and on...

My Grandmother made it a point to be as "close" as she could despite physical distance. She even tried to make it a point to be there for major events in my life, and would visit when possible in between. We've called over the years, but mostly written letters

She's an awesome and strong lady, but has been through A LOT!

Especially medically, and it is really is so amazing that she has lived this long, and is still pretty "with it" and coherent.

We just hope her elbow with sustain these surgeries, so she can eventually use her walker again.

Or she'll be in a wheel chair next.

She will be 91 THIS very June 23rd!

But I celebrate her EVERY DAY!:heart:

SOrry to go on and on.

Did you have a grandparent that you were ever close to?

:hug:
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so great that you have such an amazing grandma! :) My last grandfather died few years ago. I miss my grand-parents; there were bringing so much comfort when I was young and I recall privileged moments. I hope you will keep here for a long long time again :w00t:
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Danferno Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope things work out in the end between you and your mom.

I recently lost one of my grandma's, cherish them, they may not be with you as long as you'd want.

About the photo, I really love the texture on the leaves and the mini-bokeh on the background. It's the sort of bokeh that makes me want to view an image at 100% and just look at a small portion of it, purely for the awesome bokeh!
Only criticism I can think of is the composition, I personally think it would've been "better" if you'd cut off a bit off the top, so the rose(?) really fills the frame.

Hope you're all well!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hello there my friend! :aww:

My mom try very hard to maintain our relationship as best as possible.

It used to be really really difficult to be honest... we are just NOTHING a like, and it caused SO MANY problems. sigh...

But, I am at a point as an adult, where I realize I just have to accept certain things, and let go of certain things...

It's harder for her, but she's a little bit better than she was. :)

I am very very sorry about the loss of your Grandma. :hug:

And you are right about cherishing them... you just DON't and CAN'T know how long you'll have them.

I do cherish mine... and I am blessed that she and I have been together on this planet together as long as we have... I just wish my whole life that we'd lived closer, but that just has never been the case, and I am grateful to her that she always visited me as often as she did.

We've been as close as possible despite physical distance. I'm going to miss her SO much when she is gone, my heart just aches thinking about it already.

But anyway...

thanks for ALL comments about the photo itself. I always appreciate it. :hug:'s

I'm hanging in there... I've been having trouble with medical, I'm getting better again, only to slide back again... but that's the pattern up and down, but hey, I live the best I can and smile! I only want to do portray what is good! :D

Have a great weekend. :hug:
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Danferno Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My grandma lived abroad so I rarely ever saw her. So I understand what it's like :(
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uae4u Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful photo. All mothers deserve all the love from their children :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much, Narmo! :hug:

And I do agree...

Plus they're only human, and NOT perfect. :aww:
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uae4u Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ya exactly. I always keep in mind that what you do to your parents, your children will do the same to you :)
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Thank u Tea but i dont care it much cos i know all days are mine, yours or others:))
To live healthy, it is most good to be remembering just for one day.
I m not in mood this kind days even i posted a rose too but finally some friends care about it and i just like to make people happy with any way.
Your rose maybe not ur best but I understand what u want to meant with it:))
it is mean more nice than it, trust me.
All moms are a rose, all dads are a bee too:))
Without any of them, the life is not nice:))
I want to celebrate all humans that how they succed to live in this hard life:))
Please dont get personally anything on my words, I m just a little talkactive, i guess:p
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
I understand you Rezzan!

Living healthy, and celebrating all humans in this life, is definitely the way I think, the most!

:rose::rose::rose:

I celebrate you Rezzan! :D
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
=D
:love:
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you so much Katy! That means a lot that you think so! :w00t:
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zoe9463 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Lovely.<3
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: Why thanks so very much! :hug:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss: From this Mom I thank you very much for both the sentiment and for your constant and unswerving support. :hug: You're thought of in the best of ways, and despite only knowing you here I feel that if we had met in person we would be strong friends. :love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Melanie, :cuddle:

Gosh, you're certainly welcome, but thank YOU!
My goodness, you have got to be, one of two [I can think of one other still active person] of the oldest persons, but not age-wise, on here, who still continue to come around and give support but beyond faves and comments.

I mean, you are still here, and it feels real, and it's been since I've started here on dA.

And you're right, that if we met in person we'd be strong friends. I whole-heartedly absolutely agree.

And have always had a feeling about that toward you. :aww::heart::love:

Thank you for being YOU.
Truly wonderful, and I will forever be grateful that I've met you on dA, no matter where life may turn.

:rose:
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: You're one of the best people I know, Tea. Thank you for being YOU.
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Jee-z-us Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I love the color and while it is not the prettiest rose, somehow the picture still looks wonderful. Nature doesn't always come in perfection.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I agree, it really was NOT the prettiest rose! :D

And I actually do not look for the best or most perfect looking flowers or leaves or trees or cats or ... well you get it, :lol: when I am photographing.

I'm glad you DO still like the photo, I really appreciate the comment very much, thank you! :thanks: :aww:

You're right, Nature is not perfect, and it is more interesting that way.
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CraigJonathonHill Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, it's actually one of the reasons i've become so inspired to start again with my photography. It's a bit rusty atm, but you've given me the drive with wondorous works of art like this to do better ^_^
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh Craig, my goodness, what would I do without you...

Thank goodness, I don't have to know. :hug:

My very best to you and newly taking up of photography again! I'm very excited to hear this! :w00t:

I ALWAYS thought you had both MUCH potential and MUCH talent! :hug:
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CraigJonathonHill Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to see youyr next pieces tea ^_^ they truly are the drive that keeps me going ^_^ *hugs*
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
That has got to be the BEST type of compliment there IS! :nod:

:hug:
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow this is breathtaking Tea :O
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: Wow Kero, thank you so much for this. :rose::rose::rose:
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome Tea
you should submit it here [link] :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks true yes. I was invited, but then it ran out, because I was sick for a while before I realized it.

I just have too much that happens to me to be able to see, do, and get to everything, I guess! :faint:

:hug:'s
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I know that feeling :O
so much to do and no time to do it :hmm:
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful -- the photo and especially the comment!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: Oh wow, well thank you on both accounts then. :hug:
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dennissnider Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Featured! [link] :highfive:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, REALLY?
Well, off to check it out then, THANKS! :thanks: :highfive:
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dennissnider Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
You are welcome Tea! ;)
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CAROLINAVM Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo! :aww:
Very good!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: I really appreciate that, Carolina! :hug:
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CAROLINAVM Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Aww, thank you, Tea, such a wonderful tribute - and gorgeous rose! :heart:
Your own conception of motherhood is very moving, very touching...
Happy Mother's day to all moms, whatever they are! :love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
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Jocelyne, as always your kindness toward me is moving and touching for ME! :nod::heart:

Thank you about the tribute and image.

Have a great Mothers Day weekend to you and to all! :rose:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
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My pleasure, dear Tea, from the bottom of my heart! :heart:

You are most welcome of course, splendid image! :nod: :glomp:

And thank you as well, I hope that you will have a nice Mother's Day as well! :rose:
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