Saturday, May 3, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ash was a student of mine. I taught her when she was in Year 10 and it was my first year of teaching. I can't tell you how hard that year was. I struggled. And survived. And was happy with that. It was enough. Then, I left for another school and she graduated from high school. She sent me an email thanking me for what is often described as (and in reality, often is) a thankless job. I've never forgotten that.
About a week ago, she married her partner of nine years, Rob in her parent's garden in her hometown. It was the loveliest celebration of these two creative kids; relaxed, fun, no pressure. Twinkling fairy lights, cold drinks, warm pizza - a bonfire and laughter lighting up and echoing through the neighbourhood.
Thanks Ash (for that email when I was a novice teacher and the FB message asking if I'd help photograph your wedding) and Rob - it was wonderful sharing in your special day. Congratulations! xx