A mother’s love is infinite, circular and has no boundaries.

As his chubby hands reach for either side of my face and pull me in for a kiss, I look into his eyes and fall in love all over again.

His little soul is wise beyond his years and every day he looks up at me with his piercing green eyes and tells me “love you moon back mumma”.

Here's looking at you kid!  Photo credit: Skellywag Photo Props

Here’s looking at you kid!

When I hurt myself he kisses me better, when he hurts himself I kiss him better, we are a team.

He is the little boy who pushes me beyond my coping limits, but is also the wee cherub who I can’t stop smelling and kissing whenever he is near.

Every day I am grateful that he arrived to complete our family after we thought it already was.

We are all here to serve a purpose and I honestly feel that my ‘baby’ is here to walk this earth beside me for a special reason.

I firmly believe that some things are just meant to be, and he is one of them.


It’s amazing how much you can love. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I could love another person as much as I loved my first and second born.

But a mother’s love is infinite, circular and has no boundaries.

My three children are a part of me that I’ll never let go. They make me want to be a better person.

Being a mum has also made me realise how incredible my own mum is.


What has being a mum taught you?


  1. Very sweet – your words and his face!

  2. That is so lovely, the shot with the umbrella – very Gene Kelly…

  3. Man they are a gorgeous bunch of munchkins!! I know just how you feel Em, we are very very lucky xxx

  4. Beautiful.
    Amazing how the heart has no boundaries.
    He was definitely meant to be. He’s too much of a spunk to not have on this earth x

  5. You know I love all 3 of your babies, but Mr O….there’s a huge soft spot in my heart for him. I don’t know what it is, maybe because he’s the baby, maybe because I know how hard things were for you at the start but can see how much joy he brings which seems to keep growing as he does, but gosh, he ABSOLUTELY is meant to be here and he makes me smile. I can’t wait to see him (and the rest of you!) Saturday! xox

  6. Oh Em, what a beautiful post. Thank you so much for joining in with #thankfulthursday We are truly blessed by the children we have aren’t we? Sending lots of fairy wishes and butterfly kisses your way lovely. Hope you have a wonderful type of day

  7. What a lovely post ! I know that sometimes I look at K driving me nuts and wonder how it is that I still love her so much even when she is sending me off to find the Amarula bottle !!!
    Have the best day !

  8. I love this post Em. Beautiful words and so true. I was told by a fertility specialist that I’d never have children without IVF and even then it might be a slim chance. I can’t believe how lucky I am that I had three miracle babies, all conceived without IVF. Of course I’m a little bit older than I thought I’d be with a 5 year old so sometimes it tests my patience but I wouldn’t change it for the World.

    Your children are so gorgeous. It always makes me smile when I see your photos of them pop up on FB.

  9. Sigh. Beautiful!

    (Can I suggest you link this up over at Always Josefa today too? Very fitting!)

  10. He is SO cute. And I know exactly how you feel – so very lucky (and guilty when the storm of frustration blows over!) My littlest is unbelievably cuddly – like a koala, she’d let me carry her around all day if I didn’t put a stop to it. It’s hard when she’s so affectionate and sweet.

  11. What a gorgeous post. A mothers love is the best love. You are a wonderful mum, and your little man is so lucky to have you, as are your other cherubs. xx

  12. Oh Em, I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes, maybe it is because I’m so tired, or maybe it is because your words are so true – and your little man is just gorgeous! he is your every reason and more, thank you for linking up to #convocoffee Josefa

  13. Your kids are soooooo cute. I miss little cherubs with their infinite cuteness. Wonderful to read such a loving post 🙂 xx

  14. This is such a sweet post. It is full of love. It is beautiful to read. I really enjoyed it and love your writing style. Thank you for sharing it.

  15. So sweet. Beautiful words and beautiful children xx

  16. Absolutely beautiful Emily, you’ve summed it up perfectly – “a mother’s love is infinite, circular and has no boundaries”. Love it and you! xx

  17. Love the photos. Looks like he already has a good sense of humour 🙂

  18. Oh he is adorable and you made me cry for the first time this week for a reason other than feeling sick and woman cramps. well played Em, well played xx

  19. Such sweet photos and words Em xx

  20. This is such a sweet post, and I got all teary-eyed reading it. It’s such a blessing to have children, and I pray that I’ll have the opportunity to be a mother to more than one kid too. Your youngest is simply adorable!

  21. I am thankful everyday for my family.

  22. They may drive us to drink ooops I mean distraction, but you’re right, we do love them to the moon and back!

  23. What a beautiful post Em! How gorgeous is your little man! And, all your kids! LOVE the photo where he has his hands in his pocket!

  24. I was just thinking the same thing recently… how our hearts are able to just grow and expand to love every single one of our children, differently yet so completely. Your youngest has still a little touch of his babyhood in his cheeks and features… but fast growing into boyhood too quickly I’m sure

  25. So so gorgeous. Such a little heartbreaker he is Emily. Did you take these pictures I love them ? I love this “But a mother’s love is infinite, circular and has no boundaries”. It is obvious you are totally and utterly crazy about your kids and would do anything for them They are lucky to have you. xx

  26. Just beautiful, Em xx

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