#1. I discovered I can see my feet again.
#2. Cabbage leaves work wonders on engorged breasts.
#3. It is a privilege to wear spit up milk on my shirts.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Birth Blessing by Natalie Evans
Close your eyes and breathe deep
breathe in peace, breathe out pain
imagine your feet
toes curling into dirt
think of yourself as rooted
thnk of your place in the earth
how did you come to be here?
through generations of women named
A maternal lineage
that brought you to this place
think of their birth stories
what you know, what you believe to be true
Realize that their births carry deep wisdom
some may carry the memory of joy and transcendence
Each birth is a powerful experience
Each birth traces down to you.
Just as you pass this knowledge onto your baby
understand that your birth is your own
it will be different from all others
like the swirls in your thumb
unfolding with each contraction,
rising and falling like a newborn's chest
this birth belongs to you
this birth is an opening
this birth is the end and a beginning
may this belssing of birth come to you without fear
may this blessing of birth come to you with great understanding
may this blessing of birth make your heart soar
may this blessing of birth bring
shouts of delight to your lips
blessing to you and your birth.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
"As I quietly sit with you, my child, here inside of me, I ask God to hold your hand and guide you in your journey. You shall come to me in innocence and love. I accept this gift and am thankful for it. I ask that I be made strong and loving and that I be a good parent.
It's time to say good-by to my pregnant body and open to receive the fullness of your love. May your life always be filled with light." Barbara Harper
Saturday, 10 March 2012
|Also known as the "flower of hope."|
I cannot speak for all woman but I am among those who also finds happiness in this path I have fully embraced.
Kahlil Gibran said, "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." pg 19 The Prophet. Perhaps this is what motherhood is all about.
Monday, 5 March 2012
These buttons I found at the local thriftstore and they were just screaming to get used so I put them on this mock cardigan design. Ah the steek. I haven't forgotten. There is always the next sweater.