Heidi and I first met when we were 9 years old. It was the beginning of Grade 5, and I was The New Girl at our school, having recently moved to Brisbane from Canberra.
We became good friends, and continued on to the same high school – there were many sleepovers, viewings of Grease, and I have such happy memories of the lifts home from school I used to get with Heidi and her mum and sisters.
Heidi – Me – Erin – Sharon circa (cough) 1987?
Then we went to Uni and used to see each other occasionally at parties. And then I moved overseas, and then it was many many years before we would again catch up. But because of our longstanding connection (and because of the Brisbane Village) I was kept reasonably up to date with the goings on in her life…. Not in a stalker way….! 😉 She was teaching at a local Primary School. She had met and married a wonderful man. And then joy of joys, she had given birth to a beautiful baby boy.
I felt so honoured that she asked me to take their first formal photographs as a family of three. And I so look forward to watching this precious little angel grow big and tall.