Happy Mother’s Day! I haven’t written for ages but finally I’ve put time aside for me and I decided to write in my blog. I haven’t written lately because I’m very busy at the studio and the first thing I want to do when I have a spare five minutes is to run away and see my daughter.
Yesterday I was looking at Mia’s first year photo album. I printed the photos on cotton fine art paper and I stuck them in a vintage album I bought at a flea market. This is my treasure.
A mother’s life is a real emotional rollercoaster. We are mums and we want to do everything by ourselves. And I don’t mean that we do that because we want to become the perfect mother or that it’s our duty as a mother, I don’t like these kind of statements. What I mean is that it’s instinctive to us. It’s pure love. We give everything and even more. And it makes us feel happy. But there are many things that we can’t manage to achieve because they don’t depend on us. We are worried about our kid’s health, we have to work and we aren’t able to be with our kids for as much time as we would like to be. And we hardly find time for ourselves. And then we have a mental block and we just want to cry.
I think that since Mia was born, I’ve really gotten to know myself much better and it’s bringing out the best of me as a person. I realize that we are living in a hectic world but I think that we are really able to freeze time. We can because it’s up to us. We should begin by accepting our mistakes, being grateful for our efforts and looking without judging. I think we can really be free and strong enough to enjoy this rollercoaster called life.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mums out there and especially to Lars’ mum.