Yesterday Bronwyn had a terrible day with seizures and we spent the majority of the day cuddling on the couch. It was very windy and rainy outside and our couch is situated in such a way that we have a nice view of our front yard. We've positioned bird feeders strategically so that we can see lots of little birdie activity while we snuggle.
As we sat there, I thought about how challenging it is to be a Mom. We want to hold our little ones tightly, so that we keep them safe, but our job is to help our babies become independent and not need us so much.
I pulled out my sketchbook as Bronwyn snoozed and I doodled this little bird in the hand. This is what I hope: I am always there for my girl to love and support her, but my hand is open for her to fly free when she can. That way, we both feel loved and needed!
Today is blustery still, but we are well rested and ready for what the day brings. I hope the same for you.