I remember the first time I met you. Both at the very start of our photography business', chatting online.. fascinated and drawn to each other's work more than anyone else's. I was acting in a play in Brighton and you came along to watch. I remember sitting in my dressing room before the show and someone dropped in a little postcard. It was from you.. before we'd even met in a real life.. a note to say good luck..
That was five years ago.. and the notes have kept on coming.. and so have the chats, the giggles, the support, the tears, the fun and all the adventures. You are my bestie and along with Debs and Anna, our little From Our Hearts gang... we are family. You girls mean the absolute world to me and over these past five years our little group has had it's fair share of knocks but we are holding on tight and we'll never let go of each other.
I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you.
The journey you and Glenn have been on to welcome Beau in to the world hasn't been an easy one.. both personally and professionally and although at times it might have felt impossible I was in total awe of both your strength and your ability to let yourself be vulnerable. I want to write a million things right now but what I will say is.. getting that picture message when Beau was born has to be one of the best things I've ever seen.. and getting to hold and smell and kiss your baby boy.. he really is the most precious thing in the world.
So.. Mr Beau Fox Armitage.. just to let you know.. your Mum is kinda the bee's knees and she loves you so very much.. and so do we.. and I'm afraid you're just going to have to get used to a) getting kissed all up every time one of us visits and b) having a camera in your face until you're approx 18. K?
Here's some photos of your Mummy looking all awesome and so, so beautiful.. well.. you know.. you were there.. ;)
Welcome to the mad house little fox cub.
If you want to go take a look at the cutest little red head in town then go have a read of this beautiful post by Jo on her blog..