Posts Tagged ‘photography’
One of her favourite things to do is twirl in the hallway.
Since she was little
she’s chased the dust fairies as they danced on the sunbeams
and spun and spun until she’s breathless.
Sometimes it’s in her PJs
and other times it’s when she has a new tutu to try out.
I shall always remember these days.
In years to come
when she outgrows the simple joy of spinning.
My tiny hallway dancer.
Playing along here today.
I have lots of photos.
My walls are lined with them at home
and most are of my kids wrapped up in each other.
I love so many of them – what and who they capture.
An emotion, a feeling, a moment
but this is my favourite one
that I’ve ever taken.
It’s my happy place.
Do you have an all time favourite photo?
It’s been a big week.
I know that.
I know that things have not gone to plan but that’s okay.
Today is a new day and Ivy is home from the hospital and getting better.
I know I have so much to do, so much to catch up on
like editing photos
instead, I am going down to Canberra on Saturday for the launch of this:
One of my stories is in there
and it really is very exciting when you see your words and your name in print.
I hope this book helps others somehow, through the grief of miscarriage.
Sometimes knowing others have been through a similar situation makes you feel less alone.
I know that I almost spat my tea out while talking to my mum today,
about this last hospital admission.
Mum asked over the phone about the paediatrician’s role in it.
“How was the paed?” I repeated out loud
to which Ivy said, without missing a beat “he was fabulous.”
It doesn’t take much to restore the faith of a small girl
but she was pretty spot on.
I was very appreciative of all that he did for Ivy this last week gone.
He did right by my girl.
I am thankful for the connection of others when there was bad news, sad news and scary news
and grateful for my family for picking up my slack at home
and I know I am thankful for friends who help to share Ivy’s story and promote blood donation too.
We are very lucky indeed to have people who are willing to help
and to donate.
I am thankful for friends who drive long distances to come and see us,
for good conversation
and for hidden gifts that are found right when you need them.
I know that taking photos of my kids is healing for my soul
and that I missed them
and their father
and that I am happiest when I’m enveloped in the noise and mess of home.
What do you know today?
Joining in with Shae this week.
“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle” ~ Robert Alden
It’s Spring here
and the freesias are out in force,
their perfume permeating every part of us as we drive the long road home.
The weather has been so beautiful,
almost in celebration of the small girl’s home coming
and the light, which I have watched change over the last little while,
is warm and golden.
I took her out into it yesterday (how could I not)
and she and Lily spent the afternoon languishing in the sunshine.
So very good for the soul.
The hardest part of all was trying to choose a photo for I Heart Faces this week – the theme is ‘a touch of sun’
but I settled on this one.
I love that the haze of the afternoon makes the bruising on her arms almost invisible
as if it is washing away the pain of the last week
and she is my little sunshine,
and she burns brightly every day,
just when I think there is no more to be had.