Bedhead Mom Series: Laugh or Cry

Not everyone I have asked to do a bedhead shoot has jumped for joy at the opportunity. Most are like this next mom, who, when I asked to do the shoot said, “NO WAY! Well, okay, but I have to straighten my hair!”

Of course, I convinced her that there was no other way to do her bedhead shoot than in her natural curly locks! And then she answered the door ready to put this on! Seriously?! Well, when it comes to Yreany, you can count on one thing… she will always makes you smile.

This is Yreany

A native of the Dominican Republic

Lives by simple faith

And she prefers to laugh

The joke in my house was, “Mom don’t cry, don’t cry.” My mom was kind of poetic. I am kind of trying to be the opposite, like, “Don’t cry. Don’t be so deep.” At the same time, I like to navigate in my brain to see what is going on inside me, but I just don’t like to go too deep.

She believes,

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

You see this perspective reflected in everything around her. I don’t know many people who could pull off bright yellow walls in their kitchen. It is just bursting with happiness!
Even this painting hanging on her wall, picturesque of the life back home, embodies the simplicity and peace that you feel in her home when you visit.
Instead of focusing on the negative she chooses to see the positive. She believes that life is simple. If you live by faith, repentance and you’re doing what is right you don’t have to go so deep. In other words, you don’t have to be so hard on yourself. Just look at the good and be happy.

Maybe not all decisions in life are as simple as,”Should I laugh or cry?” But she’d like to think so.

And maybe there is more truth to that than we think.

Think about it! But not too deep. Haha.

 Love this eye mask! Who would order one if I made some that said “bedheadmom”? I’d dare you to wear it to the store!

 Laugh or cry… we gotta get through life one way or the other!

You are beautiful!

~bedhead mom

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  1. Thank you girls, I think I goin’ to cry of happiness!!.
    After this I think I’m allow to wear my pjs to go to the store, right?!!!

    • You were always allowed but at least now you will be proud! I actually have plans to make “Bedhead Mom Pj’s” so that everyone will feel like they have permission;)

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