I pretty much always look like this too! Big smile, beaming with pride and adoration for my beautiful big sister and best friend, Belle. We weren't always this close. Quite often I was the annoying little sister and she was the bossy big sister. But we always loved each other deep down.
The day she asked me to work on this foundation with her, I cried! So honoured she wanted me to be a part of it but also shocked. I'm not a photographer and I have no idea what I'd have to offer. So I said "Yes! I'd love to!" Quietly thinking I'll just work it out later. But I do have plenty to offer. A story to tell, a listening ear and a heart full of empathy and compassion.
Our dad passed away before I was born. 7 weeks and 2 days to be exact. Mum has always told me how the doctors said he only lasted as long as he did because he was fighting to meet me. He lost. But I know he is here with me. With all of us, watching over. On March 1st, 2014 I married my husband James. Dad would have loved him. At our wedding Belle gave a beautiful speech and then handed me a present. Something I had longed for my entire life, but thought it was impossible. A photo of me and my dad (see below). Our heartbreaking story became beautiful again.
The talent and heart Belle has amazes me every day. I can't wait to watch this foundation turn storm's into sunshine for other families.