The Living Arrows project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.
Every week, I shall be posting a photo taken the week before and I can’t wait to see the collection at the end of the year.
This week, I have chosen a very special photo:
This is the only photo that I took of Bear last week but I wouldn’t have used any other.
He had a pretty normal and unremarkable week at school and football club and we just followed our usual routine on a tea time, that doesn’t really lend itself to photo opportunities. play, chatting, tea, bath and bed.
At the same time, my Grandma, his Great Grandma Beth, was admitted to hospital, where, on February 7th, she celebrated her 93rd Birthday. Such a shame to have to spend such an incredible birthday in hospital.
My Mum and I were able to clear our schedules and school gave me permission to take Bear out of school on Friday 10th so that we could make the 4hr journey down to visit. I was so proud of him for coping with such a long journey, followed by a quiet visit and play at the hospital and then the same, but in reverse, the following day. We had to go Friday and return Saturday instead of go Saturday and return Sunday, as Bear spends Sunday with his Dad.
This photo was taken on Saturday 11th January 2017 and is so special as my Grandma is very unwell. The medication that they have been giving her, isn’t working as well as they had hoped. She’s not particularly ill as such, she’s 93 years old. I’m so happy that she was well enough for us to see her and especially so that Bear could see her and make another memory of his beloved Great Grandma. I’m hoping that this wasn’t the last visit that we have with her and that she’ll make a recovery. However, as long as she is safe, happy and comfortable, that’s all that counts.
My first living arrows post this year was also of Bear and my Grandma. She looks so different in them both but I’m hoping that it’s just the difference between not having had her hair done and no glasses in the second one.
We love you Grandma.
Until next time.
Thanks for reading,
Living Arrows 2017