Yesterday he performed his first DJ set in a bar. The huge smile on his face lit up the whole room and his eyes sparkled with excitement. This was his moment!
I hid my feelings behind the camera, as I so often do, looking at our life through a lens can give me the distance I need to control my racing emotions.
I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined this day. How could the confident, smiling boy who was commanding the room be the same toddler who hid behind my legs when anyone spoke to him, or the frustrated, anxious boy who just wanted to blend into the background? The tears pricked my eyes and caught in my throat, halting my speech but I heard him saying:
Mum you're so embarrassing...
So pulled myself together and stepped back into the moment