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 originally 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. A legacy, of sorts.
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 and life that it’s really important to me that I capture the ordinary, everyday times that we spend together as well.
The pieces 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 and messy parts of our family life that would otherwise just stay in a folder on my laptop, never to see the light of day.
I often put myself under pressure here – to write something meaningful or profound as a reflection of the month. But really, all I want is for them to one day look back through each of these posts, to gaze at these images, to see themselves through my eyes and to know how deeply, unequivocally and unconditionally loved they are.
That in between the always-messy house and the magical mundanity of everyday life; the wiped-away tears and the uncontrollable giggles; the reverberating echo of angrily slammed doors and the comforting cuddles that say more than words ever could…. there was infinite, unshakeable, deeply-rooted love.
This was us in December…