Jenna and Jack are two humans that have become very special to both me and my wonderful sister – they are the kind of people that remain a constant in your life no matter what else is going on. I intially met Jenna many years before Jack came on the scene and we always got on, spending a new year together with family and other exciting little outings. But it wasn’t really until most recently that our friendship has blossomed into something far more beautiful.

Over the years, I’ve learnt that life is all about timing, and it plays a huge card in the relationships that we keep. As I’ve got older I’ve come to understand that there are those people we come into contact with whose connection is brief (but no less meaningful!) and then there are the people who are brought into our lives for a greater purpose. After a number of years of no contact while Jack was brought into the world, our paths crossed once again for an afternoon of fun and photographs. And it was on this day that I got a glimpse of just how precious a part they would play in my life going forward…

 

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As you can see from the photographs, Jack is a curious soul, fascinated by the world around him and he LOVES adventure. Despite having a shy side around strangers, he knows how to have fun and wants everyone to be a part of it and I felt so taken aback by how open he was to sharing his joy with us on the day. From showing us his toys and books to covering me in dandelion flower, I loved every second!

What I found most special about this day though was seeing Jenna and Jack together. He adores her. Seeing the way they interact with each other and share experiences was so beautiful. It was incredibly touching to see the love of a mother for her child, but even more so the love of a child for his mother, and to be able to capture this in photographs really showed me just how much love I have for that human connection that we all crave so much. It reminds me of how precious my own family relationships are and inspires me to be a better part of that, being more present and more adventurous with the people I love. But even more so, it makes me excited for that relationship I will one day have with my own children.

 

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I hope that the years to come will be full of even more laughter and adventure for Jenna and Jack, and for every other person reading this right now. Life is a series of moments in time, some high and some low, but together we have a strength that goes beyond words, a strength that I am reminded of with each of these pictures. I feel humbled by the experiences I get to be a part of and I am so excited for what is to come, because life has a way of giving you just what you need at just the right time.

Thank you for being the special people that you are!

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