Father and son reunited, for a special holiday together, after nearly four years of living on opposite sides of the world. The bond never breaks, but grows stronger yet with a new granddaughter to get to know.
Stories and laughter, days out and late nights, treats and sweets. The magic between grandparents and grandchildren.
All that he does, he does for them. They don’t really know yet how lucky they are, but he knows how lucky he is.
Children bring out the fun in us all. We are given an excuse to blow raspberries around the dinner table and no one blinks an eye.
Children give us an opportunity to see the world anew with fresh eyes.
The love of sisters is full of ups and downs, but the current that binds them is forever strong. Children share a secret world, that adults have long forgotten. When we are invited into their world we remember parts of the magic, but rarely the whole.
Children are always learning – to share, to care, to think of others… but when they show their love it is without restrictions or conditions.
Children open up new opportunities for deeper friendship and understanding. Children are our teachers; we their caretakers. The wisdom they hold in their young spirits is connected to the Universe in a way we have long forgotten and spend our lives trying to recapture.
Children test their mother like no other force on earth. There is no book that can teach the wisdom learned from being a mother. Children exhaust us, challenge us, excite us and energize us; often all at the same time!
All these photographs were taken on our recent holiday with Chinese Grandma & Granddad in Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds. We’ve enjoyed an amazing time.
Linking up with ‘The Gallery‘ with this week’s theme (in case you hadn’t guessed!) – ‘Children’. Hop on over for what will surely be a wonderful array of photographs and blog posts.