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.
May has honestly been the best month. It’s been non-stop sunshine (mostly), full of big-and-little moments, and plenty of time spent together as a family which we’ve all needed – behind the scenes challenges have made us all feel a bit lost and disconnected recently so to be able to find each other again has felt really good.
I love every single one of these images. So very much. Every single one has a meaning deeper than the surface level of what you see. Every single one brings back feelings and thoughts and moments I want to remember. Every single one tells part of our story.
This is us.