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The Gallery – Me

This week’s The Gallery theme made me think, and then stop, and realise I didn’t want to think.

I’ve chosen a photo of me, which is from this week- a rarity from the person who’s permanently behind the camera.

A wonderful mum, and friend, took the time to say “let me take a photo of this moment.”

And yes, it’s my sons’ fourth birthday party, whilst not solely me, it is me.

I am no longer the solo person in the photograph. 

I can be, and I am, as I always was, entirely uncomfortable with being solo in a photograph, I will tolerate, usually for work purposes,

but me, I am many, I am an employee, I am a mummy, I am a wife, I am a friend, I am a daughter, I am a sister, I am a niece.

Some of my characteristics I’ve held since the day I was born.

Others, of friend and wife, I’ve had to learn, to share, to consider others ahead of everything, to prioritise.

Of mummy, this is something which can’t be learnt in isolation, there are elements which are a part of my being.

So, this week’s photo, it really is me, celebrating us all getting here.

I am a mummy.

To gorgeous four-year old boys.

And a five-year old daughter (who may have been having a meltdown at the time of this photo).

It is my life.

There will be more to me in the future, there is so much which has led me to this point.

Right now, there is no where I’d rather be.

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    Tara
    January 14, 2015 at 12:24

    This is the trouble once you become a mother; you just stop thinking about yourself and ‘me’!
    Good to see you’ve let yourself come out from behind the camera x
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    Susan Mann
    January 14, 2015 at 14:58

    That is so true. I am rarely in front of the camera and we rarely think about ourselves when we are mothers. Lovely to see you there. You should make more of a habit of it x
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    Faded Seaside Mama
    January 14, 2015 at 21:50

    Lovely, uplifting post! The essence of you is what makes you excel at the roles you take on and how you manage them. It sounds to me that you do them all really rather well!
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    Polka Dot Family
    January 15, 2015 at 12:43

    There are so many things that make you, you. Your beautiful children, your husband, your family and most importantly your beautiful heart x
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    HelpfulMum
    January 15, 2015 at 21:30

    Lovely picture, and a fabulous post. You look so happy.
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    Dawn
    January 16, 2015 at 15:00

    It is hard. We have loads of photos of the little one and my hubby and not so many of us both. We are getting better at selfies though!
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