As I wrote in the last post, I am part of a facebook group: Irish Parenting Bloggers, and today is my turn to shower the new Mamas with virtual baby shower blessings!
This is an Irish Baby Blessing I painted for the two little babies, one Miss Mouse who has been welcomed into the heart of her family just a short few weeks ago: her mama Áine writes at AndMyBaby (which is on a maternity blog break); and one Little Woman who is on the cusp of being welcomed into her family’s arms: Lisa writes at Mama.ie and is due in the next few weeks (really, I cannot resist a newborn. Thankfully, for them, I don’t live anywhere near these lovely ladies or I would be permanently looking for baby cuddles)
I have no great advice that hasn’t been already said on this BlogMarch by these great Parenting Sages 😉 , but five babies later I’ll impart my few pearlies of wisdom:
-Allow others to nourish and care for you
-Ignore any advice, well meaning or otherwise, that doesn’t immediately sit easily in your gut
-If someone says thay are calling to visit, offload the responsibility of telling them they can only stay a short while, to someone else
-**Rest plenty, eat well, drink plenty of water and love joyfully, this time passes in a heartbeat, savour every second!**
Todays Mystery Letter is E!
Tomorrow, Jill will be writing from Proper Fud, and the list and links to all the rest of the posts are here. Enjoy!
Beautiful Emily – the blessing and the painting! Thank you so much. And I appreciate the advice, especially about ignoring advice that doesn’t immediately sit well in my gut. Last time around, I worried too much about advice I was given that just didn’t suit me or my family. This time, hopefully I’ll find it easier to say “thank you for the advice” and then just walk away! 🙂
This is beautiful Emily, is it crocheted or how did you do it?
Beautiful painting and beautiful words.
Lisa, you are welcome! Re the advice, it is hard the first and second time, then you develop a knack for glazing over!!!
Jane, it is painted… Very similar to my crocheted wedding dress with the flower motifs etc though: didn’t see that before 🙂
Beautiful painting! I personally have no problems telling people they can stay only a short while. It’s a skill I learned – and learned to love- in Germany. I’ll happily tell people to get lost for you 😉
Thanks Liv, I need to learn that skill badly!!!!!
Beautiful Emily, lovely painting. Great advice, I will remember that next time round! Har har! 😉
Emily: yes, you do. In fact, a lot of Irish people do. I have no problem telling people when it’s time to go in a very nice way… Such a freedom 🙂
Eithne, I am going to get Olivia to give us lessons, ha ha 😉
What a lovely blessing — and you advice sounds good to me for many more than only baby-times!
Really sweet Emily. These are lucky mamas x
Best way is to say you need to go to bed before you collapse.
Love your painting, so pretty and a lovely sentiment, you’re very clever Emily
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Beautiful, Emily – I love the third piece of advice!!
Great advice and what a beautiful painting! x
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