Monday 17 March 2014

11: Nicole

Portraits - the Motherhood series.

When Nicky met her husband Dave fourteen years ago, she knew instantly that they were meant to be together. They married three years later with hopes for a large family. While Nicky currently works part time in early childhood education, her passion lies in children's literature. She dreams of one day bringing her ideas for children's books to life.

I met Nicky through Sarah who thoughtfully suggested we meet. You see, for those of us whose journey to motherhood are somewhat fraught, it can make such a difference to know you're not alone.

Nicky and Dave became parents to Frankie in late 2012, after nine years of fertility treatments, special diets, herbs, teas, 'relaxing' holidays and exploring every whim and theory available. As Rich and I go into our fifth year of trying for a baby of our own, we share many of the same experiences. I'm so grateful to be getting to know Nicky, she's incredibly down to earth, generous and kind. Something I noticed about her the moment we met is the way she looks at Frankie, her gaze is so full of grace and peace. It stops my heart. It gives me hope.

In Nicky's words, telling me about when Frankie was born:

"Gosh there's no words. There was a very long time I thought I'd never be a mum, my body seemed to keep failing me but once we worked out how to heal the problems, Ta da!!! Now every day with Frankie is a blessing."

You can view all of my portraits from 2013/14 by clicking on the Portrait Series links in the right sidebar of this page.

Belinda x


  1. I love Nicky's look in this photo. Her look of love and admiration for another being says it all.

  2. Through sharing your beautiful friends with us you are sharing your brave story.....look forward to your post each week....stay hopeful xxxx

  3. What a beautiful post friend! Her story does give hope to those of us who have had a different road to motherhood. I am praying for you always! Best wishes this week friend! Nicole xoxo


Thanks for your comment, so nice to hear from you. Belinda x

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