Letters to Cailean week 2

Posted by TaraD in Tara Donoghue Photography

So as we are settling into the new year, Christmas has become a distant memory for most!

Here is a shot of Cailean as a shepherd in his first school play!

January has been a busy time of planning and meetings for us as so many couples got engaged over the holidays!

We are preparing for wedding fairs over the next few weeks (Silversprings, Cork this week and the INEC next week) and our “quiet month” has been manic! 🙂

How many of you have been sticking with your new years resolutions? Or how many have ditched it already?! 🙂

I’m sticking with mine so far, for those of you who didn’t see the start of it and have a spare five mins click here…

Letters to Cailean – Tara’s new year project

Dear Cailean,

It is completely normal for you having brides and grooms coming to visit and discuss their plans with mum and dad and you probably know more about weddings than children two or three times your age!

At Christmas we met two grooms who were preparing for their wedding and you asked us where the bride was, so we took the opportunity to explain that love exists in many different forms.
Sometimes two women love each other, sometimes two men love each other. Sometimes a wedding can have two brides or two grooms or a bride and a groom.

Frank Ocean puts it simply as, “ I believe that marriage isn’t between a man and a woman but between love and love.”
So when you replied.” Cool, can I watch something on the iPad now?” We smiled and wished that many adults could view the world with such simplicity as through the eyes of a child.


So as you escape to your treehouse with the new furniture you decided to put in (a chair and your suitcase), I admire your independence and practicality. You have chosen two clever objects, a chair for you to sit on and look out at the world and a suitcase full of essentials and clothes to keep you warm in this weather! As parents it is our job to give you the right tools needed for life but quite often we learn a lot more from you. Life can be simplified, adults often overcomplicate it.

We should step back focus on what is important which is LOVE.

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”
Richard L Evans.

Until next week!
Mum xxx

Missed the first letter to Cailean? Read it here….http://www.taradonoghuephotography.com/letters-to-cailean-new-year-project/