“When you look at your life; the greatest happinesses are family happinesses” – Joyce Brothers.
That is one of my favourite quotes and it holds true in so many ways. My 3 children are very involved in our daily lives, filling us not only with pride and joy but also with frustration and a bit of insanity. Parenting isn’t easy. It needs a lot of patience. A lot of it. Otherwise I may as well give up and return the children… Oh wait a minute…. 😛
However, the beauty of raising these munchkins is the endless love, hugs and cuddles even when you least expect it. My eldest is able to sense my mood even when I’m quiet, my second likes to compliment me even when I look like a drag and my youngest is just a ray of sunshine in my heart.
They may have their idiosyncrasies and tantrums from time to time, but they also have so much love and innocence in them that I believe we can learn a thing or two from them. These are the memories I want to cherish and remember because children do grow up very fast.
Having our family portrait is the best way to etch those moments. Capturing the fun and not so fun times. The session started out well with us joining in the fun with our kids at the playground. It felt natural and easy with each of us showing our own personalities. Asther made us feel comfortable and the least forced to smile. Half an hour into the session, we had a few meltdowns. “It’s hot” and “I don’t want to” constantly echoed but we managed to keep things under control with snacks! A whole bag of mini pretzels and water kept the kids happy and willing to smile or smirk at the camera 😉
Those are the exact moments that remind us of why these little beings are so important in our lives. They help keep us grounded yet quick on our feet and just simply contented with what we have. And when we reminisce; our lives are filled with so much happiness; we know that we are living a good one.
“While we try to teach our children all about life; our children teach us what life is all about” – Angela Schwindt.