My love for her runs as deep as my magic…
I find myself reflecting on my children often. Perhaps because they’re growing up (too) fast…
For instance, my Hailey and I have long had a strong bond, though I consider each relationship with my daughters uniquely special. She is the most like her mother (and I mean that as a compliment.) She is strong-willed, fiercely intelligent, and devours books like delectable sweets. She is also stubborn and has a tendency to lash out when she’s afraid or uncertain.
At an early age, she expressed a keen interest in Potion-making and has since mastered the subject remarkably, showcasing skills that are well beyond her years. We’ve connected a great deal through our mutual enjoyment in the practice of Potions, and not as a mere subject matter but as an exact art form. It’s a profession very few understand and master well. Hailey is an exception in both regards.
Our relationship has been met with its share of challenges over the years, as is the case for most parent-child relationships, but our connection is also stronger because of the difficulties we’ve worked through.
I’m very proud of my Hailey. She’s an independent young witch who will go far in life, and anyone who is fortunate enough to ride along with her will benefit from her sharp wit and warm compassion. She’s a Snape, and I’m honored that she’s proud to be one.
"A Duel of Words"
Summary: Severus meets with Minerva McGonagall for the first time since the war’s end, as well as his subsequent trial, to discuss the terms of his potential (reinstated) employment at Hogwarts; but that’s not all one of them has in mind to bring to the table.
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Pictured: Hermione reads while Severus rests // Artist: Unknown
It’s been quite an eventful weekend here, and I’m afraid we’re all a bit knackered tonight. Jeannie’s finally gone down and Severus is snoring like a bear (I’m half tempted to kick the poor git; I can barely concentrate on my book!). I’m attempting to catch up on some reading before calling it a night myself.
Have a pleasant rest of your weekend, wherever you are…
Hermione (and a sleeping Severus and Jeannie)
Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched at the top of the list was “How to keep him interested.”
It startled me. I scanned several of the countless articles about how to be sexy and sexual, when to bring him a beer versus a sandwich, and the ways to make him feel smart and superior.
And I got angry.
Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.”
Little One, your only task is to know deeply in your soul—in that unshakeable place that isn’t rattled by rejection and loss and ego—that you are worthy of interest. (If you can remember that everyone else is worthy of interest also, the battle of your life will be mostly won. But that is a letter for another day.)
If you can trust your worth in this way, you will be attractive in the most important sense of the word: you will attract a boy who is both capable of interest and who wants to spend his one life investing all of his interest in you.
Little One, I want to tell you about the boy who doesn’t need to be kept interested, because he knows you are interesting:
I don’t care if he puts his elbows on the dinner table—as long as he puts his eyes on the way your nose scrunches when you smile. And then can’t stop looking.
I don’t care if he can’t play a bit of golf with me—as long as he can play with the children you give him and revel in all the glorious and frustrating ways they are just like you.
I don’t care if he doesn’t follow his wallet—as long as he follows his heart and it always leads him back to you.
I don’t care if he is strong—as long as he gives you the space to exercise the strength that is in your heart.
I couldn’t care less how he votes—as long as he wakes up every morning and daily elects you to a place of honor in your home and a place of reverence in his heart.
I don’t care about the color of his skin—as long as he paints the canvas of your lives with brushstrokes of patience, and sacrifice, and vulnerability, and tenderness.
I don’t care if he was raised in this religion or that religion or no religion—as long as he was raised to value the sacred and to know every moment of life, and every moment of life with you, is deeply sacred.
In the end, Little One, if you stumble across a man like that and he and I have nothing else in common, we will have the most important thing in common:
Because in the end, Little One, the only thing you should have to do to “keep him interested” is to be you.
Your eternally interested guy,
Happy International Women’s Day
For my girls, my own “Little Ones”…
Pictured: A contemplative Hermione and Severus
I love him dearly, flaws, insecurities and all. Despite his troubled past, his heart and affection are beyond compare.
Pictured: A secretive Surina and Lily // Photographer: Unknown
Another delightful moment captured by Severus when Surina and Lily were younger. It’s a miracle those stockings aren’t covered in dirt! (This must have been a pre-dirty stockings moment.)
I wonder what my precious little Slytherin-in-the-making was whispering about…
|Anonymous asked: A beutiful picture. I Just found your blog and I've really enjoyed reading and looking at all the artwork. Thank you for sharing it !|
Pictured: A portrait of the happy couple // Artist: Helena
Thank you for visiting our family blog and for your kind message! We’re delighted you found us.
Pictured: A portrait given to the Snapes for their wedding that hangs in their home // Artist: Lumos
One of my favorite portraits of Severus and me. It was given to us as a wedding present from Draco and Astoria, then-girlfriend-now-wife. I often have to pause when passing it in the hallway, just to admire it for a moment.
Reblogging for reasons.
We have been running this blog for nearly three years. As such, we’d like to invite any interested readers/followers to check out both our Gallery and past Photo Entries for lots of wonderful media content worth re-sharing.
We hope you enjoy scrolling back through the past few years we’ve been sharing our lives on this blog. It’s been a pleasure (and a lot of work, but well worth it).
Pictured: A sleepy Severus and Hermione // Artist: Sempraseverus
Hahha!! Nosy nosy ;)
-stalks off to bed-
-shakes head and follows-
Such a grump.
|Anonymous asked: May I just ask.... what's the love life like?|
Pictured: The happy couple, Hermione and Severus // Artist: Adazell
Based on the hard-hitting facts that we have four children and have remained happily married after so many years, Anon, I’d wager that all’s well in that department.
And that all goes without giving out sordid details to strangers…
(He’s right, you know. It’s still wonderful after all this time…)
At the moment, this is exactly what Severus and I had in mind: a spot of tea in front of the cozy fireplace.
|Anonymous asked: I really like the new layout! The header is great. Severus looks so young there?|
Why, thank you! I’ve spent a great deal of time on this new “theme” and am still tweaking a few things. (I can also vouch that Severus has been no help with this process whatsoever! Git!).
Anyway, the lovely header image is courtesy of a dear reader of our Unquestionable Love series. Yes, he looks a bit young, but he’s handsome all the same, and we’re immensely grateful for this wonderful artwork of all of the family.
That look… Don’t I know it well.
Well, if I ever give you that glare, it’s entirely your fault!