I know the instinct well now. It's that indescribable feeling that a mom gains the instant they become a parent. The one that cares so much for her children that even on her own wedding day, she's making sure that everything is perfect for them.
All of the details, down to the toenails. When I saw this image, that's exactly what it said to me. Melissa, our beautiful bride was ready to go. Her own hair and makeup had been done for hours, and she'd already stepped into her dress.
But then, while they waited for a rain shower to pass, she noticed some toe nails that needed painting on a special little flower girl. So as any mom would do, wedding dress and all, she knelt down with a bottle of nail polish and painted those toes.
As a mom, it speaks to me, and makes me smile as I recall more memories from that wedding day. It was so perfectly normal to her, as if this was any other day. But obviously it wasn't any other day.
In my eyes, that moment was real and it was beautiful.