27 July 2012

Now We Are Six

Daydreamer... #porthole #playground #loveher

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

The End
A.A Milne 

Happy Birthday to my gentle, cautious, creative, courageous, strong, wise, loving Little Owlet. This day six years ago changed us forever. We were set on a path of loving, patience  and letting go. You've brought so much joy and understanding with you. Through you, I understand the importance of respecting the loving bond between mother and babe. I see it still in how you look at me and it is always surprising and confronting how you can love someone so completely. I can see how when you love unconditionally and selflessly, it is returned. The photo above was taken one morning at the playground. You smiled at me as I snapped away. I moved the camera down so we could smile at each other while I took your photo and there it was. That complete look of love and trust. May all children love like that... And experience the same in return. 


  1. What an immense treasure you both have in each other *smile*. Lots of birthday blessings and lovin' to the Owlet household today xxx

  2. Gorgeous photo and I LOVE that poem. Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. that photo had me confused for a minute:-) thought her face was in a bowl on the table. Anyway, happy birthday!

  4. Such a stunning photo, Lauren - you clever mama! Just a precious moment captured. Delightful. J x

  5. What a beautiful portrait Lauren! Happy Birthday little owlet. x


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