Meeting this beautiful family was one of those ‘meant to be’ moments…..
I was at the park with my monkeys, sitting and watching them play alongside loads of other kiddos and families. I had noticed two gorgeous little blondies, one just a bubba in the pram, having a whale of a time with their mum. It was a sensational afternoon, the sky was blue, the river was sparkling, and I remember thinking that life was pretty good. And then, totally out of nowhere, a BIRD FLEW INTO MY EYE!!! You may call it an insect, but this bird in my eye really hurt, and I rubbed and rubbed, and I may have muttered some swear words, and then my contact lens popped out! Emergency home surgery was needed, and I was at the park, red eye weeping, contact lens balanced precariously on a dirty finger, and trying to find my children out of my one good eye. It was a disaster. I made a snap decision to ask the nice lady with the blondies to please keep an eye on my two whilst I ran to the bathroom to conduct my home surgery. Thankfully she didn’t steal them, and when I got back we commenced what will be a lifelong friendship.
For the next year we spent lots of time together, watched our babies grow and take first steps, shared one or maybe two glasses of wine, and then we up and left Perth to return to Brisbane.
I miss these guys so much it hurts!
But I’m so glad I had a chance to take their family portraits before we left. I’m glad that Darcey and Amelie had this precious moment in their lives captured – I know they’ve changed so much already in only 6 months… I’m glad I’ve been able to spend time looking at their lovely smiling faces, even if it’s not in person. And I’m glad that they’ll remember me when they look at their beautiful photos on the walls of their new home.
And of course I can’t wait til the day that I see them over East!