Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day & Journal Prompt "Motherhood"

This is a journal page that I created for transforming it into a card. This journal page is a reflection on motherhood.
Happy Mother's Day

Motherhood is a beautiful time. The entire process is so unique and everyone's experience is different. We can share our stories, lightening loads for those who have not experienced it but, until it is your moment you can only image.

It is important to cherish the little moments. Not everything is easy even if you have help. The flowers represent that is isn't always a bed of roses!

The most important thing I think as a  mother besides be loving, caring and nurturing is to have patience. Patience is a great gift. Patience is  needed so often in parenthood. With sleepless nights, as the child is teething, for the bumps and pains they experience and journeys  that continue into adulthood with listening and supporting the children who come to grow to adults. From the nest to seeing them fly off on their own you will use patience with them and for yourself. It can be one of the true gifts of being a parent.

In this collage close up of the journal page are showing just some things representing motherhood. The nesting, birth, cherishing your baby. The bird dropping hearts is a reminder to love them as time is fleeting and it goes by so fast.

For your journal prompt; If you are a parent create a journal page that reflects your experience. Or you can create a page with qualities you wish to have when you become a parent.
You can cut images from magazines that represent how you would like your life to look like with children or draw and paint as I did.You can also create a list of things you are thankful for or want to experience from parenthood; such as the help of family and friends, getting ready for baby, add in your personal experiences along the way...... Well, you get the idea. I hope you get a chance to create a page about your dreams of becoming a parent or what your experience as a parent means.

Journal Prompt: Create a page about becoming or being  a parent or motherhood/fatherhood * see ideas above

God sends children to enlarge our hearts, and make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections. Mary Howitt
An aware parent loves all children he or she meets and interacts with—for you are a caretaker for those moments in time. Doc Childre, A Parenting Manual

Food For Thought:  This is a great book. I received as a present when I had Sammie. It has stories to read to the little ones, poems, music with children songs, recipes, how to make paper items, stamps and more. Its a chunky book of 348 pages, at least my copy is. I haven't seen the new addition in person.

The Little Big Book for Moms