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On this day… (2013) – from my ‘Path to Khai’ project.
Earlier this week, on Monday, to be exact, I posted this RAW image (just realised I shared an unedited image – oops 😁🙈) of my marriage license, my ring and that of my husband on Instagram with the following caption:
Ten years ago today, hubby @robertngare1 and I got married in Kenya, but we have been together for longer than this.
I am not going to sugar coat it and say it has all been smooth sailing. Truth be told, no one ever prepares you for married life especially when you both come from being raised by single mums (who did a brilliant job by the way). We have gone through a rollercoaster of emotions and I can confirm from my own experience that the 7-year itch is real people. 😬😅
Being married to Robert has had its challenges and I know I haven’t made it easy for him too, but we are both here working on ourselves, TOGETHER. We have two beautiful children and amazing friends who support us when we need it. Oh and therapy too! That has helped tremendously.
Babes, as we celebrate 10 years legally together, I want to let you know that I LOVE YOU. Thank you for being there for us and our babies. Here is to more years together until we are both old and toothless!
HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY BABES! 😘
When I took this image back in 2013 for a university project, I never envisioned myself using it to celebrate 10 years of marriage. Sometimes, we work on a project and once we know they are done, they are archived perhaps never to see the light of day. Yet, here we are.
Anyway, here is the blurb that goes with the project:
‘Path to Khai’ is a documentation of the birth of my firstborn son, Khai.
This project is my personal journey of love, marriage and parenthood.
Everybody has their own idea and experience of how to have a family.
This can be interpreted by the audience in different ways as long as they can identify with the final outcome of joy, heartache, despair and unconditional love.
In case you were wondering or are just curious, here is the series in full and in the order as they would appear if I was to exhibit them.
On this day… (2013)
Personal Protection and Lubricant (2013)
Missed Period (2013)
Pee on a Stick (2013)
It’s a Boy! (2013)
Prints from this series are available for purchase (except for the marriage certificate one) – contact me here for details.