Mother and Child


Carmen's best friend Amalia and her son Raymond.

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.

– Cathy


I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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Posted in 2013, Family, Family history, Peaceful, Personal, Thoughts
10 comments on “Mother and Child
  1. Cathy, this is an exquisite portrait of motherhood. Thank you for sharing it. So good to hear from you. Best wishes to you and your family on this special day.

    • Cathy G says:

      Thank-you, Naomi! As you can see I was really struck bu it. Lots happening (quite the understatement!)…but I hope to share a post about that fairly soon. Take care. 🙂

  2. fgassette says:

    This photo is angelic like. No wonder you kept looking at it. MOTHER AND CHILD, BEAUTIFUL!


  3. dorannrule says:

    This is truly lovely. 🙂

  4. Kozo Hattori says:

    Did not notice Raymond gently holding the pearls, but it does convey a tenderness and connection that defines motherhood. Thank you for sharing this Cathy. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  5. Sheryl says:

    What a special photo! I really like the sense of love between mother and son that the photo conveys.

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