Wednesday, July 27, 2011
As you have or have not noticed, I have taken a step back on blogging. It dawned on me a few weeks ago that my focus was starting to shift in many directions. As much as I love making things and creating, I realized I was neglecting my duties as a "present" mother. As I look at this picture above, I realize how very fast my kids are growing up. That one day soon they will both be off to school and I will be sitting here sad and with a lot more time on my hands to share my crafting and things with others.
I am a project person and I know that I cannot control my need and desire to make things. I am currently making a whole nursery set for my very best friend. I love that I am making these things for her baby girl and I am finding such happiness in making things for loved ones.
So, for now, I will be closing my Etsy store and taking a deep breath. Coming to the realization that I cannot do it all, and that I must spend each day cherishing my little loves and nurturing them. I want them to look at their childhood and see a mother that was present in their lives. Who listened wholeheartedly, who took time to explain things, who did art with them, who didn't just set them up for their own independence.
This is their time, and I am so lucky to have this opportunity to be with them.
Thank you for reading and please do stop back by.. there will be sporadic posts here and there.