As parents we have so much to be thankful for in our lives. When I think back to the time we found out that Danette was pregnant with Georgie, there was this overwhelming feeling that I find hard to describe. The thought that we would be entrusted with this little bundle of life that was totally dependant on us was both frightening and exciting at the same time. They come with no manuals, there are no “parent” degrees at any educational facility to prepare you, simply the knowledge that your family has forged generations before you and that you will do everything in your power to protect and provide.
We chose not to find out if we were having a boy or girl, we wanted to keep that surprise for when she came into our world. And when Georgie did join us nearly 10 years ago…..wow, hands down, simply the most amazing gift you can ever expect to receive.
Fast forward 9.55 years to the present day and the feelings have only become stronger. This image has many meanings for me. I see so much of me in Georgie and so this is almost a self portrait of sorts – thanking God for our gift, our angel. The white represents the purity and innocence that our children are born into this world with and how much it is up to us to protect that. Our children trust us unconditionally that we will do what is right, we owe it to them to do the best we can so as not to cast doubt into their minds, I want Georgie to look up to me as a role model, I want her to be proud of her Dad.