I might have started a tradition with my virtual birthday wish to my husband last week. Today is my son’s third birthday and it only seemed fitting to do the same for him. Most of the time I feel like my kids should be the age that they are – like I have lived every moment of the three years with my son by my side. People, myself included, often say “Where did the time go?” But if I really think about it, I know where it went. It went to bathing, feeding, rocking, walking, playing, smiling, laughing, crying, worrying, and loving. It was spent watching tv at 3am with a sleepless newborn, building sandcastles in the sandpit on a Wednesday afternoon, being the first one in line at the aquarium on a rainy day, and waiting for a fever to come down in the middle of the night. Physically and emotionally children demand that you be present – and I am so grateful for my camera that lets me capture our everyday in a way that keeps me grounded in the moment. A friend once said to me that nothing teaches you more about the passing of time than a child. And I think that is so true. While I feel as though I have lived so that every day of the last three years can be accounted for – time still passes. My baby has grown older, developed new skills and gained more independence. There is nothing I can do but acknowledge the passage of time and hope that I spent it well.
So I wish my darling boy a happy third birthday. My heart is full of the past three years of daily “doings.” I am incredibly proud of the sensitive, strong, brave and kind person he is becoming. I can’t wait to see what another year brings. And with that, here are some of my favourite images from the last year.
April 2014 | Just 2
April 2014 | Easter
May 2014 | Hiding
May 2014 | Old Soul
May 2014 | Fish Markets at Sunset
June 2014 | Contemplation
June 2014 | Playing Sleeping Beauty
June 2014 | Sleep
July 2014 | Buzz
August 2014 | Reflection
August 2014 | Manly
September 2014 | Scootering
October 2014 | Hard Day at the Office
October 2014 | Kung Fu Panda is So Funny
October 2014 | Halloween
November 2014 | Cool
January 2015 | SuperBuzz at the Chinese Gardens
January 2015 | Darth
February 2015 | Lunar Markets
April 2015 | C.A.
April 2015 | Bondi
April 2015 | Birthday Boy
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