I am amazed at the talent that resides in the soul of all people. Probably more amazed by them because it is a talent or gift that I do not posses, thus retaining a sort of magical component that I admire. Talents are part of who we are and mold, shape and color our lives.
This mom is one soul that I admire for the way she mothers and for her talent to write such beautiful music in her “spare” time. I only know, first hand how talented she is, because I commissioned her to write a song, only 2 weeks ago, for a video project that has to be done for Mother’s Day. Can’t wait for you all to see it and hear her song.
This is Amber
Mother of 5 boys (4 of which are 5 and under)
Has no time to nap
A song writer
And this is her bedhead
I met her for her photo shoot while she was out for a walk with her boys.
This week they are studying rocks.
To some it is just a pile of river rocks, but if you get up close, examine their details, like Amber does, you find that there are so many different colors, specks of crystal and spectacular patterns to see. It is an admirable thing to see such beauty in something so common and look beyond the usual sight.
Maybe because she is a song writer, her life takes on a more poetic outlook, for most things in her life.
She shares with me one perspective on life that keeps her grounded and living with greater purpose:
“I’ve been feeling a lot that these are not my kids, that they are my brothers and I love them, but they are Heavenly Father’s children. I get to have this special relationship with them in my life and I hope that I can help them progress in the way that is best for them. I want to help them have a joyful, happy life and learn, from a young age, who they really are.“
We talk about how it is a bit liberating to see them this way. It removes, for a moment, the social pressure to be a good mom. Instead you can focus on being a good friend and support them in whatever endeavor suits them, instead of feeling like you have to guide their every move.
In this picture are a few of the most precious things in her life, her baby (of course all her kids) and her piano… and there, above the piano a figurine of Jesus Christ. Love it!
“I hope you see, that you are beautiful, Your spirit shines through, in everything you do”
Those lyrics are as much for you, Amber, as they are for the rest of the world!
Lyrics from the song… Simple and beautiful like you all!