To Mother With Love

Photo by Stacy Borelli of Swank Photo Studio

Of all the names held sacred in our hearts, none equal the sweet and sublime name of Mother. How precious are the recollections of a mother’s patient training. How many have nobly ascribed all recognized success to the devotion and guidance of mother. Through helpless infancy, adolescence and at times, adulthood, her heart was and is our support and protection.

She provided guidance in developing the coping skills needed to deal with life’s trials and tribulations. To a large extent, we are mother-made, as she instilled a way of life in our hearts. As we reflect on our lives, we are apt to find that we mirror our mother.

Little did I realize just how import the following words would be when my mother said them many years ago, “You are going to make mistakes in life. It’s what you do after a mistake that counts.” I sincerely appreciate the gifts she gave me that money couldn’t buy -- resilience, tenacity, courage, strength, respect for self and others, integrity and humility.

With love and appreciation to my mother, JoAnn, I honor you today and always.

Special thanks Melanie and Dexter Coburn for sharing their beautiful photograph, and to Stacy Borelli, Swank Photo Studio,, for capturing the tender moment.



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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.