My heart will beat for you forever… a Mother’s love…
Tales from our coffee pot and Marketing Mumma, Vicky.
This week my little boy – Mummy’s little sausage – has reached the tender age of 5. I’ve had 5 whole years of looking after and loving Charlie – my Charlie Bear – with all my heart, my soul, my energy, and everything else I have in between.
I always knew I wanted children, and I knew that becoming Mummy would command change. A change of state, time, money, and heart. In all of this change, I cannot deny it was the heart bit that bowled me over – and it still does to this day. For the love I have for my child, this whole, beautiful little person, is quite simply mind-blowing, overwhelming at times, richly rewarding (most days!) and so unbelievably strong.
Words cannot describe the love you have for your children – you’ve almost got to experience it to believe it – and once you’ve done it, I’m pretty sure you will know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a love that’s hidden in your heart, waiting for children to steal it – that love.
It’s that love that has changed how I regard my parents, my grandparents, my extended family and my dear friends – for I get it now!
It’s that love that wants me to cherish every single moment I have with Charlie Bear as he grows and changes, day by day, month by month, year by year.
It’s that love that makes me value the little things and the big things, and all those moments in time more than ever before.
It’s that love that drives me to be the best I can be.
It’s that love that sheds happy tears when I look through photographs of my wedding day now knowing Charlie was there with us as a little seed in my tummy (we just didn’t know it at the time) and of all the images I have of our days together ever since.
My family, the best thing I’ve ever done, and the best gift I’ve ever had.
In a world where change can happen in a heartbeat, I encourage everyone to embrace their days, create the memories, enjoy their loves those you share your life with – and most importantly document it – take the photographs, and be present. For just as I cannot believe that I’ve been blessed to be mummy and have Charlie in my life for 5 whole years – that seem to have gone in a flash – I hold on to all of those years and the memories in my heart, and on the walls of my home through beautiful, natural, perfectly us, images captured by Venetia.
Family portraiture is a gift – an extra special gift that any Mother will adore.
So if you are thinking of making 2018 count. Do contact the studio to explore the many opportunities Venetia can offer – from gift vouchers through to booking a portraiture session in the perfect location for you.
Here are some images from my favourite shoot with Charlie captured by Venetia – an adventure within the grounds and woodlands of Knightshayes Court, which is our special spot for family time to this day.