things i’ve learnt this week / 09

I may be more of a crybaby than my infant son.
Saturday night marked the third time (in seven months)
 that Luca spent the night away from us.
It also marked the third time I cried so hard, 
you would have thought someone had died if you saw me.
Never did I think I would be that crazy emotional –
especially when he is in the safe care of his grandparents.
It’s amazing this thing they call motherhood..
one minute you are dying for just a moment to yourself 
and when you get an entire night, you can’t even enjoy it!
Some of the greatest opportunities come
 with the greatest sacrifice.
It can make for a very tough decision at times.
Over the years I’ve become better at
 focusing on the first part, rather than the latter.
Because in the end, the sacrifice is usually minuscule compared to 
where the opportunity will take you.


Relationships are forever evolving.  This is a good thing.
Recently Charlie and I found some old videos of us
 I’d taken with my phone when we first started going out.
They were short and extremely silly but boy
could you see the young love in our eyes.
For a second I felt a little sad watching them.
I remembered that feeling you get when you first start dating
someone you really like. 
So wonderfully consuming. 
And then I started to think about the
 past five years we’ve spent together.
The challenges. The triumphs. 
The kind of love we’ve been blessed with.
Our relationship may evolve, but the love remains constant.
And there is nothing sad about that 🙂

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xo N

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One comment

  1. Rosa says:

    So true. I'm aleays telling the young 'uns to go…backpack the world because once you settle down you can never, ever get back those carefree opportunities.

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