For the first time in 2 years, I had no #MeandMine photo.
I had, in the early hours of the morning, waved farewell to my husband as he headed off on a work trip abroad, and realised with horror that he would not be returning until December.
And that meant no #MeandMine photo for November!
With half term, day trips, Jonas' dedication and a day together on Friday, we had had copious opportunities. But with all the busyness, somehow my big camera has been sitting on the side, a little neglected recently.
And then, in relief, I remembered. One photograph. Taken by my sister at Jonas' dedication (which you can read about here) of us all up the front at church. It's not posed... Heidi and Jonas have their backs to the camera, Ava is pulling a silly face. But its real-life, and genuine, and, for me, captures a very special moment.
It's been a month of wonderful big memories, and challenging little moments. We seem to have battled bug after bug this month; coughs, colds, chest infections, random temperatures, and then we had another Kawasaki scare with Heidi which led to me rushing into hospital with her on Friday. They were amazing and we got the all clear, but it reminded me that this disease will forever be laying dormant, rearing its ugly head at the most unexpected moment. It makes me thankful for every normal day we have.
Which is perhaps why this photo is actually the perfect "Me and Mine" shot for this month - because it was a day celebrating the joy of christian parenting and the gift of our children. My every day... and the perspective that every little "scare" gives me.
I am so honoured to be a part of this little family of mine.