This week was filled with fun with friends, the start of spring, and a haircut that made me cry. Let me explain….
Our dearest family friends visited us in Sydney on the weekend. Their daughter was playing a game at half-time during one of the professional football matches. This is a great way for the kids to play in a big arena, and enjoy a once in a life-time experience. So we all went to cheer her on. It was a first for me, as I don’t follow this game…so I understood very little of what was happening on the field. It was cold, and raining, and I will honest to say that I struggled to enjoy these conditions. But when we saw her run on to the field, and then the huge smile that lit her face when she finished…well it was so worth it.
We celebrated the start of spring. Yippee! Flowers are starting to blossom, the days are a little warmer, and the afternoons are a little longer. I am ready for this season change, and I know I shouldn’t complain. In Sydney, the winter weather is mild compared to other cities. We don’t suffer through snow, or blizzards, and mostly we just need a thick jumper to keep us warm. But I love all of the four seasons, and I am ready to celebrate the arrival of spring.
And then my son went to the hairdressers with my husband. A simple task in an ordinary day. When they arrived back home, he waited at the door. He stood with his hands in his pockets (backlit for my photographer friends), looking like a million dollars in new clothes, and sporting a much shorter haircut. I burst into tears. It was not the reaction he was expecting…or me for that matter. But he is knocking on the door of the teenage years, and has grown and changed in the last few months. Just seeing him looking so grown up was too much for me. I blamed the tears on the onion I was cutting up for dinner, but the reality is that even though I capture my children every day, these changes can knock us over when we least expect it.
Now click on the link to see what captured Erica’s heart this week. Erica E Photography