Good morning Instagram friends, how are we today? I’m just having five minutes quiet time with my cup of coffee before I head to the gym, sorting office, work, then off to Pembrokeshire on a work jaunt. This week has turned out to be unexpectedly chaotic, so I’m dreaming of slow Saturdays spent at my favourite place, amongst the autumn leaves at Westonbirt Arboretum. How’s your week going? 🧡🍁🍂 #huntingforautumn
No, non c’è nessuna novità in famiglia. ❤️
Se scrollate giù, e ancora giù, giù, giù, fino alla prima di queste 2.058 foto di Instagram, scoprirete che questa è la prima che ho postato, poco più di 7 anni fa, quando Ascanio aveva solo 10 giorni e io lo aspettavo a casa, sognando il momento in cui finalmente lo avrei potuto abbracciare.
Lui era lì, lontano da noi.
In quella benedetta scatola di plastica dell’Ospedale Fatebenefratelli all’isola Tiberina, combattendo come un vichingo per appropriarsi della vita e della sua famiglia, per tornare da noi.
No, io non l’ho potuto abbracciare appena è venuto al mondo e come ogni mamma di un bambino nato prematuro so cosa vuol dire il dolore.
Sono stati lunghi giorni di solitudine, giorni in cui preferisci circondarti solo di chi ti ama, o forse hai la necessità di parlare più che altro con te stesso. Per farti tante domande, sapendo di non poter trovare sempre le risposte giuste.
Giornate durissime, infinite, ma che alla fine come tutte le cose sono passate.
E la gioia di poterlo avere finalmente tra le braccia non ha avuto eguali. .
Oggi per noi è un giorno speciale.
7 anni fa sei entrato nella nostra vita come un fulmine, sconvolgendola, ma riempendola di amore. Facendoci diventare grandi.
Auguri amore mio, che tu possa essere felice più che puoi ❤️
No, there's no news in the family❤️
If you scroll down, and then down, down, down, up to the first of these 2,058 Instagram photos, you'll find out that this is the first one I posted, just over 7 years ago, when Ascanio was only 10 days old and I was waiting for him at home, dreaming of the moment when I could finally hug him.
He was there, far from us.
In that blessed plastic box of the Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome, fighting like a Viking for his life and his family, to come back with us.
No, I could not embrace it as soon as it came into the world and like every mother of a premature baby I know what pain means.
They have been long and hard days, but at the end like all things, they have passed.
And the joy of being finally able to hug him was unmatched.
Today is a special day for us.
Happy birthday my love, be happy ❤
Happy Wednesday, friends! Waking up to this view is the best and it makes me so happy. I usually love living in the city and enjoy my urban conveniences to the fullest but being home with my parents always reminds me that I’m a small town girl at heart 😉 Will be taking a drive to the country site today to do more #leavepeeping and enjoy the beautiful nature around us. Have a lovely day! 🧡 #autumnlove
Поговаривают, со следующей недели начнётся настоящая осень 🌧⛄️ А пока такое тепло, куда бы успеть съездить? Хотелось к альпакам, но они в эти выходные закрыты. К лосям? На ВДНХ? Просто в лес? Какие у вас планы? Поделитесь идеями 😀
As a photographer one of the kindest compliments given is being invited to photograph again. To see a family grow and change is such a beautiful journey. I just found out that this sweet mama is expecting another baby girl and you better believe that I can’t wait for her session 💛
The happiest little spud 😍 Levi has been back at work this week after having two weeks off and it has really got me thinking how we have this whole work/life balance thing wrong! Wouldn't it be nice to have 5 day weekends and 2 day work weeks?! It is actually sad how little time dads get to spend with their kids each week. In our case Levi gets 1.5 hours a day during the week with Wilbur and during that time he is getting ready for work. We are very lucky that we do get to spend the weekend together, I don't know how shift and FIFO families do it spending so much time apart 💔 #frecklyollie_ss19#gifted
Continuing with God's plan and purpose for family...There's something really interesting we found in the Bible in recent years which I had never seen before. Did you know that modern English doesn't distinguish between "you" singular and "you" plural? So, it turns out there are at least 4,720 verses (2,698 in the Hebrew Bible and 2,022 in the Greek) with "you plural" translated as English "you". This could lead the average reader to think it is directed at him or her personally rather than the Ekkelsia as a whole.
If you take a look at some of your favourite verses or indeed some of the more challenging verses in the light of this and realise they are addressed to the body of Christ - how it changes things! There's a really heplful website at yall.com. In the US it's "y'all" which I prefer to what it is here in Australia, "youse".
"Christ in y'all the hope of glory!" Colossians 1:27
Today was the perfect day.
High of 55, perfectly crisp air combined with the smell of freshly fallen and crunched upon leaves.
And that sun sinking low early.
And oh what I day I so desperately needed after yesterday I was stuck in bed with the flu.
Possibly the hardest day of motherhood yet.
I could barely open my eyes, couldn’t keep down water, pretty much thought I was dying - all while trying to get the baby the quit bouncing on my belly 😭🤣.
I’m just extra thankful for my always responsible Finley boy who took the best care he could of his two little siblings.
I mean, he knows how to turn on @blippiofficial and how to open a banana.
What more could three little babies need? 😏
Daniel: “Honey, should we have a pumpkin carving date?” _
Me: “Yeah, that sounds like fun. ... but also a lot of work. Want to watch a movie instead?” _
Dang. 😂 Never have I ever sounded more like a boring, old, lazy adult.
Post a 👵🏼 or 👴🏻 if you feel like a old fart like me.
So, on another note, any Netflix recommendations 😜 💻
i'm not saying i have all of this figured out, because i don't. what i do know- it's so much more enjoyable when we're having fun.
move slower. leave the mess for later. spend more time connecting. and laugh. lots and lots of laughter. 92||365
swipe + see transformation Tuesday at its best ✨ we are so ready for Hatcher to come out and play + tour TEXAS | there’s few people I would driving 2.5 hours in the pouring rain for [if you know me, you know how terrified I am of that] and @karlee.jones is one of them. I love you sweet friend. You are g l o w i n g
Were my eyes closed? There’s so many things I don’t remember seeing as a teen living here. So many beautiful views, mountains, I couldn’t believe what I wasn’t paying attention too. I know when you’re young things don’t matter quite the same, but I pray that as I grow more I noticed more.
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I feel like I just got used to her being FIVE and in a little over 3 months she will be SIX! -
I have to say, although demanding, I love this age. The maturity, humility, and compassion she gives and shows inspires me daily. -
It’s ok if you keep growing baby girl as long as we never grow apart💕#growingup#littlelady#minime
This beautiful mama wanted something different for her second birth. She wanted to document her sweet girl Celia’s first hours of life ... and also all the beautiful details that surrounded her journey!
Today is career day at school for Adrianna. She wants to be a dancer and a county singer hence the tutu and cowboy boots;) 💕
Mila, well clearly she is over the moon happy they are matching again on a “school day” 🤗 #bigsislilsis#whenigrowup#beyou