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.
So far, 2018 seems to have flown by. In contrast, August has felt slow. We’ve had no real plans, just taking each day as it comes. Sometimes it’s been a blessing and exactly what we’ve all needed – the opportunity for us to rest our bodies and minds and just potter about the house, spending time with each other, slowing right down, maybe running a couple of errands in town. And at other times it’s felt completely stifling and I’ve felt the need to get out of the house before I exploded in frustration, feeling like an imprisoned animal pacing back and forth along the bars of it’s cage. Motherhood sure is a messy, beautiful, conflicting and curious thing.
As this month has been drawing to it’s close with the first tiny, subtle hints of Autumn beginning to drift in on the cooler breeze, my thoughts have shifted more and more towards the upcoming season and my favourite month of the year. It’s a strange time – a feeling of wanting to reflect whilst also knowing that we’re on the cusp of something new and different and exciting.
All of these photos from the last month are special and as always, I love every single one of these images. So very much. Every single one has a meaning for me 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 speaks to me in so many ways. Every single one is a piece of our jigsaw.
Every single one tells part of our story.
This is us.