At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, May 11

Focus on Life - Week 19


Sally's prompt this week was HOPE, with a Note to Self:
 
Put the self-doubt and worry on the shelf for this week and
capture what represents hope in my life.

And truly, there is nothing that 'represents hope in my life' more than these two beautiful young people...


... our kids!

It took seven years to get Samuel (after 3 miscarriages and 1 stillbirth - a daughter, Connie), but once the doctors figured out the problem, we were good to go, and Esther arrived two years later :)

Every day, they bring joy, laughter and wonderful insights into our lives...

Sam will be 18 in September, and next year after A levels, hopes to go to uni, though he's still not 100% sure to read what... He is tall, like his Dad, at well over 6ft.

Esther will be 16 in December, and has her sights set on being a child psychologist.

No one knows what the future may bring, but with young people like our two and their friends taking their places in the world, to me it looks very hope-full :)

I wonder how many other family pictures there'll be in this week's gathering over at Sally's Studio Sublime... Pop over to find out!

Till next week xx



14 comments:

Bonnie said...

Children are the hope of our future. You are very blessed with yours.

Adrienne said...

Beautiful children. Yes children do represent a beautiful hope.

Islandgirl said...

Hope your children achieve their desired goals!

Beti Horvath said...

A hopeful picture to be sure!

Patty Woodland said...

They are beautiful. And as it is said, the children shall lead.

Becky Pancake said...

Claire your children are beautiful. They are indeed our hope for the future.

Shel said...

Many children are gracing our blogs this week for sure! Yours are lovely and I hope they meet and exceed all their goals in life! Great post!

Alice said...

A wonderful photo of your kids and a great representation of hope. You are blessed!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Love your post which is filled with hope for you as well as our future!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

The hope you needed was greater than most parents - I am glad you have two beautiful kids. Happy Mother's Day.

thewovenspoke said...

Very lovely children and hope for the future

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh Claire, I can only imagine the hope and strength it took you to get to having these two. I'm sorry for you loss. They do look like they are full of hope for the future, what an exciting time!

poppy m said...

that's a great photo! What a strapping son & gentle-souled daughter. May they be blessed with good fortune, fortitude & joy.

Vicki Sheehan said...

beautiful children! yes, they do bring so much to our lives : )