I never imagined having such overwhelming love for someone I had just met.
The way I felt in our room all alone that night, watching her sleep, wondering how she could really be mine.
How her first smile lit up the universe.  How my heart broke when she cried.
Holding her hand as she learned to walk, watching her grow, wanting to stop time, just a little.
Her pride in each achievement, her sharing them with me.
How every day is brighter simply because she is in it.
She says, “Mummy, I love you,” and they are the most wonderful words in the world.
My greatest joy.

I hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day with yours.

Mel & Sophia xx

{Image shot at JinkyArt workshop, Canberra 2012}

This entry was posted in Babies, Events, Family.


  1. Jane May 12, 2013 at 1:53 am #


  2. Andrena May 12, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    Beautiful! Happy Mothers Day Mel!!

  3. melriddell May 13, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Thank you Jane and Andrena! I hope you both had a wonderful day. xx

  4. Michelle May 16, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    Gorgeous Mel

  5. Lisa Jay May 22, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Lovely words & the image is so beautiful.

  6. melriddell June 1, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Thank you Michelle and Lisa! I miss those cozy, quiet times feeding Sophia, and this photo reminds me of then. xx

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