reclaiming mother’s day!

let’s face it,
there’s a ton of people out there who
aren’t mother’s day fans.

there are too many angles to that day that can hurt.

there are women who wanted children but could never have them.
there are women who had to give their children up.
there are the people who had abusive moms.
there are the people who lost their children.
there are a million scenarios that cause pain.
and lots of ways to get hurt with mother’s day.

i felt bad about that and wanted to soften the edges.

so recently, i sat myself down with the intention of writing something
for the people who struggle with this day. (i have to kinda work ahead
of the curve here so i can have stuff ready on time.)

as i sat and wrote, i began to realize something.
it was dawning on me that we have been missing what is quite possibly
the most important mothering that there can be –

the mothering of ourselves.

ohmygosh. can you imagine if that was included in the celebrating
as well as truly encouraged in our lives?!

well, we gotta start somewhere, right?
so i figure bone sigh arts is a good place to start!

i created TWO prints designed to either work separately or as a set.
both are reminders that the love we’re looking for and need
is right inside us. and has been all along.

this feels really good to offer.
if you know someone who could use a reminder,
consider sharing this with them and letting them know
they’re not alone.
we all can be working towards a deeper self nurturing and self love.

you can see the images below.
click on the titles above each quote and you will be directed to their page on the website.
or search for them on the site under their titles – ‘mothering herself‘ and ‘there it was’.

 new prints
mothering herself

turning inward,
she knew,
it was time
to mother

there it was

there it was,
waiting for her.
the love that had never been given.
the love she had craves so much as a child.
finally, she could see it.
trust it.
believe it.
understanding it was hers to offer herself now,
she picked it up
and began to wrap it softly around her heart.