I take hundreds of photos every month, and most of them don’t get shared with anyone, let alone online. And yet the moments in time that those photos capture are just as important a part of our story as the other images that I do choose to share.
I created this blog as a way of documenting our lives, a way of watching the girls grow into who they’re going to be and a way of remembering who they once were. It’s something I want them to be able to look back on as they get older, because memories fade but (digital) photographs don’t.
It’s easy (and tempting) to only focus on sharing the fun bits, the memorable parts, the highlights and the celebrations. But I’m learning more and more as I continue through this crazy journey of motherhood that it’s really important to me that I capture the ordinary, everyday times that we spend together as well. The bits of the jigsaw that fill in the gaps to complete the picture. The tantalising glimpses into who our girls are becoming.
The chaos, the calm and all the moments in between.
This monthly feature – The Moments In Between – is a space for me to share all of those magical bits that would otherwise just stay in a folder on my laptop, never to see the light of day.
February has felt difficult. Near constant rain squished our plans for half term fun and we’ve spent so much time indoors over the last 28 days that the cabin fever has seriously set in. I can’t wait for Spring and sunshine and dry days and adventures outdoors.
It’s a hard month for me on a personal level anyway as it’s the anniversary of my Dad’s death and funeral plus his birthday all within the space of three weeks. It’s a month I want to be over as soon as it’s begun.
Despite all this I’ve taken many more photos than I thought I would be able to and there are some in this collection that had made their way to the top of my ‘favourites’ list.
This is us.