This incredible photo is of two people I never knew, my grandmother Carmen’s friend, Amalia, and her son Raymond. I found the photo last year in my mom’s “treasure chest.”
My grandmother and Amalia lived in the same Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1930’s.
When I first saw the photo I simply could not stop looking at it.
I was struck by the peaceful beauty that emanates from this portrait as baby Raymond gently fingers the pearl necklace while cradled in Amalia’s embrace.
For me, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate and honor all women who nurture and care for others.
May you be blest this day and always.