13 April 2013

15/52 :: the sing song of week 15 of 52

oh you barelegged boy, climbing feet and clutching hands on branches, you smiled down at me from up high, couldn't wait to get away, away from the ground below and up into your dreams. scattering sunshine from your laughter. I could hear your imagination, stringing delight across this small patch of wild

watching waiting, looking up at stars. running with the wind even though you know it is not a race. wrapped up in mysteries and creations. you furrow your brow and knit your heart against hurt so much so i can feel the tug, the sharp exhaustion of your body, the heavy heaving sigh of lungs that refuse to cry. you swallow up your worry. watching waiting, looking up at stars. you wish and wish and then you wish some more. then you are off, running, running with the wind even though you know it is not a race. 
this mama needed quiet. time to breathe. inhale. exhale. she thought about zipping herself up in this tent, making it her abode forever. then her name was called, "mama, mama!" dancing sing song soul of a name that has forever entwined her life with three little souls. breathing, watching the soft lines on her stretch of stomach, little notches on her busy body reminding her of the promises she made when she carried them in her oh so long it seems ago. she watches these silver soft ridges rise and fall with each winding release of worries and this mama knows, when they call her name, shouting it out from across the trees and in patches of wild dancing beach winds, she will unzip the tent and return to this way that she loves best. "mama! mama!"
++oh oldest, you are a missing form absent from these pages this week. for you are always reading, and reading. and when you are not, you are pulling faces and joggling your eyes in silly mockery of life. watch out next week sweet oldest. i am determined to capture you doing something. different. different than pulling faces and joggling your eyes.++ 

portrait love 
a sing song swing of delight against a grey sky, a sibling adventure out of doors. 
sweet little moments of these three.
the laughing smile, taking her mama's picture & siblings in between.
those baby lips and scheming girls. 
and this confetti delight! 

+i have to say, there are some moments when i really have to stop my heart from tying in knots and taking over my body demanding for another little in my arms, all these babies and sweetness are just too much some days! {i wrote about that here.} but i adore this project so! let me know if there are others that have caught your eye.+  XXOO



35 comments:

  1. I don't think I will ever stop wanting to have more littles. I believe that my home will run out of room long before my heart does!

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    1. Oh Sarah, such a beautiful image. It is so very amazing how big our hearts are when it comes to our own children.
      xo

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  2. Aaaah your boys are gorgeous. And thank you so much for including our littles in your blog post today :-) x

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    1. Hello there Liza! It was my pleasure. You all have such a fun and gorgeous group of wee ones. xo

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  3. Goodness what incredibly beautiful shots of your boys, and you write so lovely too! So glad to have found your beautiful blog, looking forward to reading more posts from you!

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    1. Oh thanks so much Jennifer!
      I so appreciate your kind thoughts!
      these words are food for my soul!
      xo

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  4. hey! thanks for popping on over and commenting on my 15/52 post. seeing your photos gives me a sneak peek into what's in store for us as our tiddlers grow into big boy-men. x

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    1. Thank you Sian!
      wishing you a lovely week ahead!
      xo

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  5. wow images and words to stop a mama's heart! thank you for liking my portraits, i take them and share them with love and your liking means an awful lot xxxxxxx

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    1. Hello Jane! You had mad Kudoos today when Jodi complimented your photos! Brava lady!
      xo

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  6. The photos are gorgeous, but I'm loving what you've written. Beautiful. xx

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    1. hello Kym! I am so glad you find meaning in my words. It means so much to me when what I have written has found its way to someone else. xo

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  7. How appropriate to capture your reader in such a pose, even if his face is hiding out. :)

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    1. Lovely observation! thanks so much Sara for stopping by!
      xo

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  8. Love the feet and knees, such interesting angles.x

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    1. thanks so much Laura. Hope your week is lovely! xo

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  9. "I could hear your imagination, stringing delight across this small patch of wild."

    I especially loved this line. Beautiful images...both written and photographed.

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    1. Oh I am ever so glad you took the time to read the text as well. I never ever know if I am mostly falling on deaf ears (or that I am incomprehensible) .

      thank you so ! xxoo

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  10. I totally love your style Rebecca. I feel like we would be friends in real life lol

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  11. I love that first image! And your words, as always, are beautiful xx

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    1. Thanks so so much Elisa. It means loads coming from you! xo

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  12. Another gorgeous post....you truly have a wonderful way with words :0)
    xx

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  13. I love how you write about your children. I always pop over for a read.

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    1. thanks so! It means oodles to me that you do! xo

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  14. I am not sure my previous comment went through, so I try again. Lovely pictures and lovely story, black&white is so poetic :-)

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    1. Thank you so so much Stefania! I am glad you stopped by and I am even more glad that you liked post. xxoo

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  15. Not only are your images beautiful, but your words are so inspiring. I truly look forward to coming here every week! :)

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  16. Discovered your lovely blog today! Thanks so much for liking my photos this week:)

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    1. My pleasure, your kids were as cute as buttons. xo

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  17. It sounds like there is always much adventuring going on with three young boys in your home. I really like the first photo of your boy climbing trees, I'm enjoying seeing how creative your photos are each week. xx

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hello there! I love it so when you leave a bit of a note to let me know how you are and what you are thinking. I always love to hear about the things inspiring you and moving you through your day.

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