We cannot avoid milestones – they are a part of our lives from cradle to grave. We measure our existence and our success in life by milestones, “firsts”, “birthdays”, getting engaged, getting married, having babies – they become our markers along the road of life.
As parents we watch these milestones like hawks – how fast our baby grows, when they start to walk, when the start to talk, when they cut their first tooth – the list goes on.
In our lives at the moment we are facing some rather large millstones, it is our 15 year wedding anniversary next month – yes you can be married for 15 years and still be happy and in love! My beloved is turning 40 early next year – yikes, I remember when I was a child thinking that 40 was so old! As I said fairly large milestones!
Another milestone we have been faced with recently is the decision, whether or not to have any more children – which may not be a big deal to some people but a rather large decision for us. It is almost as if you are closing a chapter in your life. It is not necessarily the easiest decision to make and you constantly question your motivation but now that we have made the decision – I believe it was the right decision and timing for us. I think that you know – that you know!
Going forward I know that there are so many more milestones that I cannot wait to experience – getting older is not one of them but watching my girls become young woman, achieving success in their lives and careers, getting married and having babies – being around to experience all these milestones with them!
So enjoy your family – cherish those millstones, celebrate each one no matter how small and insignificant they may seem.
Images: Super Mom & Pinterest
One of the most awesome experiences that you can possibly have is spending time in the remote location of Jacobsbaai. For those of you not in the know it is up the West Coast of South Africa. I always feel a sense of peace and tranquillity when I am there, something which I can only hope to portray in the photographs I take. It is hardly believable that you are a mere hour and a half from Cape Town.
You are really brought back to the basics of existence, in this beautiful and somewhat luxurious surrounding. As far as the eye can see there is only sand, sea and fynbos, dotted with the odd dwelling. As I always find while I am there I become rather introspective questioning my existence on this earth. It is a good place to reflect on your life and make plans for the future, reunite with God and your inner-self.
It is the best destination to take long leisurely walks on the beach and take in the beautiful scenery. It is definitely a bird watchers paradise as well. If you are the adventurous sort then a boat trip or surfing is definitely in order. The rockpools and sand dunes are perfect playgrounds for children.
If you are fortunate you can witness the most exceptional sunsets that you will probably ever see. This is definitely one of my favourite subjects to photograph. No matter how many times I have taken photographs of the sunsets over the years, they always seem more beautiful and awe inspiring than before!
Images:©FAR Photography by Super Mom