the cows are beginning to calf now...
poor things, a few areas on this farm have become complete mudholes with all of the rain we've been having. this little guy was born about a week ago, and another little one that looks just like him was born this morning. they are so adorable. baby farm animals will always hold a special place in my heart.
i am also expecting a niece, and a nephew to arrive some time in the next few weeks. i am so excited.
i am hosting a blessingway for one of my pregnant sisters.
have you ever heard of them? also called a belly blessing or a mother's blessing.
included with the invitation above:
"a mother's blessing is a celebration of life and love, pregnancy and motherhood, in a tranquil, sacred, and love-filled atmosphere. the purpose is to nourish, nurture, support, and encourage the mother while affirming that she will have a beautiful birth experience. unlike a traditional baby shower, which is focused on the baby and gifts, a mother blessing's focus is about the mother as she prepares for a beautiful childbirth and motherhood."
basically it is a ceremony where her closest ladies will gather and share our own unique stories of motherhood and then listen to her thoughts, hopes, fears, insecurities, etc, and shower her in support, encouragement, and love. we will give her massage, manicure her toenails, etc. we will each bring a special bead to create a necklace for her to wear during labor, and each lady will take home a candle that she will light when she is informed that labor has begun.
i am in love with this tradition. what an incredible way to prepare for childbirth.
i also wanted to share a link to the etsy shop where i purchased this teepee. it is what we chose to give the little ones for christmas, and we are so happy with it.
here is the link: white vine design
and here and there...
i have been beginning to find creative time that is just for me.
although when a certain nine year old wants to sit beside me and join in on the drawing it quickly becomes "our" time, but i love that too.
i hope to find little bits of time for each of the things that tug on my soul.
drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, music, photography... sigh.... little bits....
here and there... it will happen.