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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran

It’s surreal trying to remember life before two, because their bond is almost tangible. When we collect Pixie from preschool, Elfin looks for and turns towards the sound of her voice, like a flower to the sun. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done, and a privilege watching their mutual adoration blossom.

As I write, they’re both sleeping, so I’m obviously romanticising what is actually very hard. But you know how it is:

The reality is that the intensity of our love is magnified to the power of ten when our babies sleep.

Elfin has been struggling again, I’m sure she’s reacting to something, so this moment is all the more precious because – albeit briefly – she’s smiling.







  1. tippytupps

    October 9, 2017 at 8:09 am

    It’s amazing isn’t it – my two are now 1 and 3 and are insperable. These little moments make the hard times worth it! #LivingArrows

  2. Jayne (@SMABLblog)

    October 10, 2017 at 11:19 am

    It’s a lovely sight to see isn’t it?! My two do everything together. Love your quote too! Never a truer word spoken x #LivingArrows

  3. Madeline (This Glorious Life)

    October 11, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Lovely photo. There is something special about the sibling bond isn’t there, it makes me so happy that my 2 have each other. x #LivingArrows

  4. Donna

    October 12, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    You have to hold onto those smiley moments and at some point the smiles all end up merging into one rather than being fleeting and brief. They look so happy together! x

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