which was so rewarding as her children were a source of light themselves.
I won't give any secrets away as I want Melinda to see the images first,
but here is a wee sneak peek...
The weekend holds birthday fever ahead,
and M3 is nearly exploding with excitement
as we plan her party.
She has been collecting ideas for cakes and decor for months,
but was a surprised to learn that Johnny Depp will not be making an appearance at her birthday party after all. She was expecting that he be there, since she is fascinated by the Mad Hatter and it was quite a job to convince her not to have a freakishly weird Alice in Wonderland cake. I think she thought by compromising on the cake, surely we would organise him to pop in for a little visit.
She hung her head as she heard my words.
I held her hand as she digested the news.
She asked again just to be really sure that I had
understood the seriousness of the situation.
I explained how much I knew Johnny Depp meant to her,
but that he was busy on Sunday and
just would not be able to join her and the
14 other little people attending her party.
It was a sad, sad moment.
Then she shrugged and said that perhaps her party would still be okay.
I said I hoped so too.
Tomorrow I will take her for a wee date to get her a 'Baby Angel' mani/pedi and buy her a milkshake and then on Sunday we will celebrate in true Singaporean style.
At 7.30 in the morning, a bus arrives and takes three pieces of my heart away until 4 in the afternoon. Then the remaining one leaves in a taxi for a desk I have never seen, in a office on the other side of town. Except on Mondays and Tuesdays, when M3 is home with me, in my pocket practically. We are never far apart on those days.
There is a weighty hush on the days they are all gone.
Their absence is a silence so profound that I can hardly think.
And yet without which,
I cannot breathe.
It is another light and shadow mix, where you cannot have one without the other.
In addition, The Guy leaves tonight to fly to Turkey for a family wedding. How I wish we were going together, but I am so delighted that he is able to be present at this celebration. He is taking my 50D and is under strict instructions to come back with some heart stopping images. No pressure Babe, but weddings are kinda my thing, and in a gorgeous old city? No pressure...