© Misa Hamasaki

9. Born

"When I see how much my babies have grown, I take a moment to look back at myself. I am here, with my little family, after all those life changing decisions I made. I don't regret anything and I wouldn't change a thing.

It is when we are chatting over nothing, it is when they call me 'mama', it is those mundane moments that make me realise how happy I am, here, now, being the mother to these three children. People rub their happiness in your face and it gets on my nerves sometimes, but really, my life is filled with warmth and laughter.

I believe that things happen for a reason, and everything is meaningful. What I have here now, that I'm the mother to these three, was meant to happen."

— Misa Hamasaki

Family Photography Now, directive and week 9: Show me an image of the moment that you felt like you became a parent

— Jenny Lewis