I’m grateful for…
A little bit of fun, a little bit of crazy, a little bit of spontaneity, a little bit of affection and a little bit of love… a lot of love.
I think it’s the perfect recipe for our imperfect life.
I love seeing how much simple things like taking a train on an outing excite them. It reminds me that children really see life as one big adventure and fancy or expensive does not always (or very often at all) make something more fun. After our day out was over, all they could talk about was their fantastic train ride experience.
Sometimes this is exactly how life feels. Like I’m seeing it all move past me, in blurry slow motion and I’m watching through a window. The days blend one into the other and then months and whole years pass.
When I was a teenage I wrote this into one of my many notebooks – Time cannot stop. But you can. So I do stop. And I watch and I love what I see.
And although I wish some moments lasted forever, I am grateful I even had them at all.
Daisy, if you’re reading this now, I hope you know how much your brother loves you. And if you don’t, well then all you need to do is look at this photo!
I’m so grateful to have such a cuddly little boy as one of my three children. I am not a very affectionate person so this sort of display of love is at once beautiful and yet almost foreign to me. But this boy is always teaching me something and his ever loving nature is something I dearly admire.
It’s been 5 months of little Daisy love today. Her little dimply smile lights up my day!
Looking at this photo and knowing that all 3 of these amazing people were made by Brian and I is just so special. Every month when I take this series of photos I am full of gratitude and anticipation as I picture what our future holds as a family and I just know that it will be good awesome!
Grateful for sisters. Being able to witness gorgeous moments of pure love between Hannah and Daisy like this every day makes my heart swell with joy.
I am honoured to be raising two girls and I hope they bloom into strong, empowered women that know their true worth. This task is made more difficult by the competative and superficial society that we live in, but I am determined to show my children that there is another way, a different way to view other people and their contributions. I am passionate about ensuring that my children see women – and especially mothers – as valuable, necessary and crucial components in our communities and that is something that I will never stop striving for.
What is there in this photograph that I could NOT be grateful for!
After hearing some devastating news today about a friends child, I am holding my babies a little closer tonight. I know I am blessed beyond measure to have three happy, healthy kids, and I never take that for granted.
I am grateful for the way Hannah and Blake hold hands so lovingly and willingly. This is the third time today that I have witnessed them holding hands and although it is not an unusual sight it still makes my heart beat faster with love every time I see it. We have worked hard over the last three years with these two siblings in an attempt to guide their love to flow towards each other with mutual respect and thoughtfulness leading the way. Over the last few months I have been seeing more and more evidence of their love in action and more than ever I am honoured to be the mother of these gorgeous children.
Hannah and Blake are in the pool surrounded by children of our dear friends who so generously surround our family with care and support and are part of our little village. We are so grateful to have them in our lives today as we welcomed in the new year with perfect weather and perfect company.
When Blake was born I set myself a goal to capture at least one photo of Hannah and Blake together every month for the first 12 month of Blake’s life from October 12 2010 until October 12 2011. The culmination of that year of photos is documented in this blog post . This year, when I decided to do the Documenting Delight project, I again endevoured to capture as many photos of Hannah and Blake together hence the overflow of photos in January and February! Some of these photos have been featured in blog posts already and some are the ones that didn’t make it to the photo of the day.
It has been an incredible pleasure to witness Hannah & Blake’s affection for each other over the last 2 years. I can’t believe how much they’ve grown.