Early sunny mornings in the park with my girls it’s my favourite way to start the day
Asha loves to hang out in the studio with daddy pushing pads banging buttons turning knobs she could do it for hours at least until Daisy comes around
When your family are your friends and your friends are family life is very nice
Missing my angel husband, I can’t wait to see him again, even though when he’s home he spends like 99% of his time holed up in the studio, so I never see him anyway, but it’s just nice to know he’s in there. I used to think people who got married and had kids were lame, but now I know that nothing matters more than family, and there’s nothing more majestic than love.
Toddler speak is as much a challenging and complex language as any to learn, the going is rather bristly and tough for a while, both for the toddler and the adult, in efforts to communicate and be understood. There is mystery and frustration felt by all parties, but the sense of triumph and reprieve when a riddle is solved is all rejoicing and exultation. That AHA moment is glorious beyond compare. So far with Asha this is what we’ve got: Barbie dolls are dogs. Stuck is syuck. Light is white. iPhone is eye bone. This one is swan. This way is sway. Orange juice is oh jin. Thank you is tanks daddy. Dress is yes. Black is bwack. Chicken is kitchen. Getting this far provides joy and succour for all involved. Let me tell you, raising a child, watching them learn, and teaching them stuff, is fascinating, exasperating, poignant and fun.
All the darkness in this world can’t hold a candle to you Asha we love you so much thank you for being our baby girl. The quality of your sweetness and the strength of your light can’t be challenged. You make the difference.
Asha sits on top of the world
When I was 36 weeks pregnant with Asha and we were all wondering how many tentacles the baby would have
Angel in the backyard with her Hello Kitty pail
White wine and oysters with my darlings
Fairytales are more than true not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated
Making wishes with my sweet angel who doesn’t yet know that she was my wish the best wish I could ever make and the best wish that could ever come true
Hanging out in the backyard with the family. Much happiness can be found in something as simple as this. Life is beautiful.
Conception of the fourth wedding in a parallel universe
A year ago today and my love for Asha has only increased. In these pictures she’s nine months old, now she’s 20 months old, she’s still amazing and she’s still cute. It’s incredible though how much she’s changed. She’s growing right before our eyes. Every day is a new surprise. Raising Asha, loving her and taking care of her is a blessing. I am so lucky. Every day I thank the universe for Asha.
I have such an intensity of love for Asha. I love being with her and hanging out with her, she is such a pleasure, she is just the best. I am so incredibly fortunate to have such a beautiful sweet adorable daughter. And to think I once never wanted to have kids. I can’t imagine my life without Asha and I don’t know how I ever thought I was fulfilled and happy before I had her. To anyone who’s on the fence about having kids, I have two words for you: Do it. If you don’t, you’ll always regret that you never did. Even if you can’t have kids naturally, you can always foster or adopt. It doesn’t matter whether the kid is biologically yours or not. Just loving and caring for someone other than yourself is it. Life is about love, it’s why we are here, it’s what we were born to do. If you don’t experience this, a part of your soul will remain vague and empty and dark, and you will never fully live. I think being a mother is the highest form of love, it is the deepest, the most unconditional and the most pure. I want everyone to know a love like this. For it is this love that justifies humanity itself and is the ultimate refutation against animosity, hostility, horror and hate.
Everything’s gonna be alright because Asha is here Asha’s smile will heal the world for love is stronger than fear
Finding big joy in small things is the secret to being happy
Prioritize time spent with family and put effort into having fun because family matters more than anything and having fun with family is awesome. Fun time with the family heals the heart.