‘Living arrows’

Creating a text celebrating a pregnancy, new arrival or recent adoption.

Any new arrival in the family, whether still anticipated or already with you, gained via pregnancy or adoption, can be such an exciting, joyful and likely demanding time. So much is changing, days most probably pass in a blur and just keeping up is an achievement in itself. It can be hard to find the time for anything else, but it’s worth making the time for this: a bespoke Your Three Days commission that celebrates your family, or another family you are close to.

By employing all the same skills and experience I have gained by working with so many different families over the years, I would use your words, carefully gathered, to tell your story. For example, I might ask a range of questions exploring your viewpoints, range of emotions and what concerns you most. We may involve just you or a small number of others as sources of information. Our text might compare aspects of your experience in different ways, perhaps a mix of writing presented in more than one style. There are a myriad of possibilities.

Together we can harness your words in a way that captures this moment in time, for all time.

The ‘Living arrows’ commission could appeal to any parent(s) or family.

‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.’

Kahlil Gibran