Happy mother’s day to all you lovely moms out there.
Lil P’s entry in our lives was not a planned one.. I won’t kid when I say that it was unexpected and we were both excited & overwhelmed at the same time. The pregnancy however was a breeze.. I never vomited… I felt great .. I think I fell in love when I first heard her heartbeats. What a gorgeous feeling that was.. I kept looking at Hubby and we both had happy tears.. I always secretly hoped that it was a girl. [ India has a rule against sex determination] and quietly relished her soft kicks.. When the doctor handed me the baby and said its a girl.. That moment I think defined Me!
I don’t have natural motherly instincts .. Breast feeding was a struggle.. I puked the first time I cleaned her poop, Its been a learning experience for both of us and we did find our rhythm.. Someone rightly said, Having a child is like letting your heart walk around you … Some days, I just want to hold her tight and keep her safe with me .. yet a mother needs to be able to let their child fall.. fail .. spread her wings and fly
But one thing motherhood has taught me is a supreme respect for my mother.. I can’t imagine how much she might have struggled when we [ me & my sis ] were kids.. Going to work, then quitting work to be with us.. then helping my dad with his business, coaching us for our studies, she managed it all. Through it all she developed a love of paints and books in us. Crafting and painting under my mom’s guidance created a magical bond that I want to pass on to my daughter .. I hope the blog will help in a small way.
This mother’s day, I made Crepe Paper Flowers. A magnet transformed this flower into a cute fridge magnet and I stuck another crepe paper flower onto card stock to make a flowery Mother’s day card for mom. Which version do you like better? Using it as a card or fridge magnet?