This topic was very important to me. I chose to show how much we should appreciate our moms and what they do for us. Recently, my mom was called away to the Caribbean island of St.Croix to care for her ailing mother. I was without my mom for about a month so I came to really feel her absence. Because of that, I decided to document her absence and return to show how much your mom affects you and how you should appreciate them. For example, she already started helping around the house immediately after her return and this is something that cannot be unappreciated.
I photographed many different aspects of this event. I started by showing our dinner table that was slightly empty because of her. I showed my phone log to show that I called her many times, thus showing that I miss her. Once she returned, I photographed how excited my dad was to see her. He definitely missed her and appreciates her now more than ever. Even my dog was ecstatic to see her. I showed many photos of dad being happy that she is back home. I really wanted to highlight that appreciation. One of my best ones was him looking at her affectionately out of the corner of his eye. But, I also shot some photos of what she has already been doing since her return.After a month of caring for her ailing mother, less than 24 hours after she got back she already made us some cookies.
That’s just what moms do and we need to appreciate how much they do for us. Then on her first night back, she helped make dinner. After a long month of caring for her mother, she took no time to get back into the groove of helping this family.