This is the first photograph of my complete family. Taken in hospital when the wee girl was only a few hours old.
At the time, I didn’t realise. Didn’t know that we were complete.
I still had thoughts of maybe, possibly, perhaps. Another.
But, for many reasons, I came to understand that we were complete.
And then to feel that we were complete.
It was a pivotal moment, that realisation that my family was complete. That there was no need for more, that we were everything that we needed and wanted to be.
It took time to come to that realisation, in my heart. My head knew, but the heart is trickier. More difficult to persuade, to reason with.
Health, and safety. Energy, and strength. Age, and time.
All good reasons.
And, I could not wish for more. I could not be happier. We are complete.