A great time to document our family stories is when we are about to make big changes to that story.
It’s a time for reflection on the chapter we’re closing, because for better or for worse, nothing will ever be the same again. We may be back where we are, but we will have grown, be different, new people, older and wiser, so our experience of this same place will be different as well.
So it was that Lori called me. She and her family – husband Reuben and daughter Billie – were planning a big move, across the Tasman to the hot, dry lands of Australia. Their move is planned to be temporary, for a year or two, not forever, but still, things, they, will have changed by the time they come back. Little Billie will be nearly school aged, for one thing.
Lori and Reuben’s session took place on a Sunday morning a short while ago, in their beach front home. It was a cold, blustery day as Winnie the Pooh would say, and the half hour we spent on the actual beach before we wrapped up was spectacular. Though you can’t tell from the photos on the beach just how impressive the sea was that day, it was fierce, and the wind was that biting cold Southerly Wellingtonians know so well.
This is Lori and Reuben’s family story. What’s yours?
Wishing you a lovely week!