Living Arrow ’15 28/52

My Precious Sparkle
Usually on the move
Rarely sitting still
Waiting for life to happen
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Living Arrows ’15 25/52

My Precious Sparkle
‘My’ living arrow
The first fruit of my womb
Always on the move
Bending, Standing, Jumping, Sitting, Lying
Never a dull moment
Turning mundane outings into such fun
Making walks so memorable
Filling my life with so much laughter

Here is one of my many captures of you this week.

Living Arrows | #LivingArrows 25/52 | Precious Sparkle playing on the floor June 19 | | @aNoviceMum

This one is from the 37 pictures I took and kept of you (I deleted those that weren’t very clear) on Friday 19 Jun.

We hadn’t gone out all day and I decided to take you to the communal space for fresh air, surrounded by daylight. I thought it would be a good fun for you before bedtime.

As usual, you enjoyed it; you made toys out of the fallen grass leaves to play with, as you have done for a while now. You marched up and down … you stopped and stared … you stooped and stood … you sauntered and hurried … you walked on the grass, gravels, and slabs.

Thankfully, you indicated when you had enough, with an unspoken request to be carried. Otherwise, you might have protested leaving the grounds, with a cry and struggle as you sometimes do. 🙂

You however didn’t want to go into the house when we got to our front door; you wanted to stay on the balcony and play and play. I indulged you for a while, and then tried to coax you into the house. You eventually came in and I can’t remember what happened next.

Living Arrows | #LivingArrows 25/52 | Blog Graphic | | @aNoviceMumInspired by the Living Arrows Project
Mindfully expressing my gratitude for the first fruit of my womb
Reflecting on my precious gift from God, with one picture of him a week

I’ve been meaning to consistently join in with this photography project for some months now; I joined in a for a bit many months ago. However, I struggled to keep up with it; partly, because of my issue with showing full pictures of your face on my blog. I will write about my struggle with this later.

The more I grow in my photography though, the more I see that I take meaningful pictures of you that I feel comfortable sharing on my blog. So here I am; trying to capture snippets of my thoughts and life before and with you, for you if and when you want to know.

I’m participating in the project because it helps me to be more mindful about how precious you are to me, and how grateful I am to God for you in our lives. It helps me to value our time together more. 

As I have time and sort through my thousands of pictures, I will post in arrears.

Precious Sparkle, these are clips from the days of our lives; how so blessed we are to have each other – you, your dad, and I – and all the Lord has put in our lives.

Caption a Captured Moment

“Come and see quickly”, said the booming voice.
I hurried downstairs, eager not to miss whatever it was.

“O my word, we’ve got to show him”, I thought.
A fabulous experience to have, no doubt!

I expected his curiosity to be ignited,
His slow reaction, I couldn’t understand.

‘Call him to look,’ I insisted to my husband.
But his best efforts were mostly ignored.

I couldn’t give up though, I’ve got to capture something,
I ran for the camera, hoping somewhat,
That I could perhaps … possibly get it,
Recording a measure of the moment.

I looked and quickly clicked,
For more shots, I desperately hoped.

My captured moment, note the easiest to capture. It's waiting to be captioned by you. :-) Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be; … so sad.
More important things for him to regard.

The moment I captured makes me smile.
I wonder what he thought, of it all.

Any guesses about his thoughts in this moment?

Go on, what do you think?

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