My weekly captured moment was with my two lovely little children. We had had a very busy day the day before, and come early morning they were very tired indeed. They were having ten minutes on the sofa watching some telly, and as quick as I could I grabbed my camera to capture it.
Their little faces, their features still so small, Archie’s little toes and Sophia with her fingers in her mouth. Both my children sitting there I still can’t quite believe that they are so grown up. It seems like just yesterday that they were born and I was holding them in my arms ever so proud of the beautiful humans I was gifted.
Each so different in personality, both so loving towards each other yet so similar in they way they look. I think you can tell they are brother and sister. They have the same little nose, both have light hair and olive skin. The same feet, both tall. Sophia has a birthmark on her side just under her arm which is white in colour and Archie has one on his chest which is dark in colour. They compliment each other, Sophia nurtures him, encourages him, teaches him new words, reads to him which he loves. Give Archie a book and he will happily sit for a while looking at the pictures so calmly and so still, like a little old man with his morning paper and cup of tea.
Archie, well he loves his sister with everything, his little face if she decides today is not a sharing day, his little heart breaks. He loves her so much, he kisses her and cuddles her in the morning, he followers her, he copies her, he really tries his hardest to talk to her, and through his 18 months of life with us in this family, he has given Sophia companionship, love and happiness. I always wanted this in a sibling for sophia and more. And I know from watching them sitting together this morning, both tired from the day before; I saw happiness, I saw love and I saw just them, just the two of them, so still, so calm, and so beautiful. So beautiful indeed.
What they give me right now, this happiness, is not comparable to anything. To nothing. It is part of life magical moments. The realness. The raw emotion and unconditional love you experience through the bond and connection you have with your child. It is unbreakable, and only strengthened with time.
Here is last weeks captured moment if you want to have a look.