Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. – Mahatma Gandhi
Today is our baby girls first birthday. And like any milestone I cannot help but reflect on this past year. I’m so proud and grateful to be her Mother.
When I contemplate the past twelve months, I realise that I could not have anticipated the transformative journey having a baby would take me on. It has been the most challenging, emotional and physically demanding time of my life so far. And only now do I understand that it is an experience I simply cannot put into words.
One thing I feel like I can explain is that from this experience I’ve learnt a really important lesson. Somehow from the beginning I’d convinced myself that being a Mother simply was not enough. That I needed to achieve more for myself and be more. This art project is the perfect example of that. What I failed to realise was that my daughter; this little human life that my Husband and I created, IS the BIGGEST achievement of my life and I’m immensely proud of that.
So I’ve reminded myself to take a step back, let go of the perfectionism and just do the best I can.
This weeks project has been about getting ready for Baby C’s birthday party in a few weeks time. I found these cardboard letters at a local craft store and painted them with Acrylic Paint.
Until next week… happy painting!