Saturday, July 28, 2007
The Sweetness of Motherhood
This is one of my favorite paintings. I like textiles representing creation and the rearing and raising of children. The softness of the colors and the texture of the yarn and the tiny, newborn baby makes me feel the sweet and tender emotions of a mother. I'll be honest, sometimes I need to be reminded of the sweetness of motherhood. Her hands are busy, and though she has been at it a while, she is patient and peacful. Her productivity and focus are harmonious with the softness.
This entry is a tribute to my sister-in-law who had her first baby three weeks ago and is wondering if she will ever be able to get anything done again. There is a certain amount of submitting yourself, your life and your purpose to your children. You don't lose anything, you only gain and grow. Perspective is key: This life is a blip in eternity, our children as babies is a blip in this life, and we grow exponetially from the experience. And that is why we are here.