Eight hundred days! Eight hundred days of happy moments, joyful memories and finding the light in amongst the darkness.
When I started this project over two years ago I never imagined that I would be able to commit to it for this long. I’m really proud that I have continued with it, even through difficult times. The photographs in this project represent so much to me – they show me that I’m stronger than I think, that there really is a little bit of good in every single day if you choose to look hard enough for it, and that I can do anything that I put my mind to.
I can visualise myself as an old lady, sitting in my rocking chair, grandchildren (maybe even great-grandchildren) nestled on my lap and snuggled in around me, sharing these photographs with them. Answering their curious questions, recalling the stories that accompany the images and telling them in a way that brings the frozen moments to life.
Here’s where I’ve found my joy over the last ten days:
Day 791: A gorgeous sunrise (pictured), a beautiful sunshiney day and a stunning sunset today made me a very happy girl 🙂
Day 792: I made the girls banana splits for pudding after their tea today. Cue much delight all round 🙂
Day 793: After school this one spent time in the garden making a flower crown. When I asked her to model it for me, this is the response I got!
Day 794: My cousin and her two gorgeous kiddies came to visit this morning. This was one of my favourite shots from the whole day.
Day 795: My birthday! A gorgeously hot and sunny day spent with the husband and our girls, not really doing anything particularly special, just hanging out together 🙂
Day 796: These beautiful roses have lasted for ages and they make me smile every time I walk into the kitchen
Day 797: Lola lost ANOTHER tooth a couple of days ago – I love her gappy smile 🙂
Day 798: Laughing out loud to this brilliant (and inspiring) book on my train journey to London this morning
Day 799: This one has been working her way through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for weeks now. She finally finished it this morning and she was so proud of herself (and I’m really proud of her too – she’s found it hard going but she’s persevered)
Day 800: Pumpkin had a check-up with the vet today, two and a half weeks after his op. The vet is pleased with how he’s doing so fingers crossed he won’t need any more… I love this photo of him buried under the blanket on our bed 🙂