You know how some emotions can crack open our hearts after we’ve been doing the mundane-day-to-day for too long? How some feelings make us realize that we are *truly* alive, open our eyes and open our hearts and bring on a rush of awareness?
My mama heart cracked completely open a few days ago after a run-in with my 9-year-old son: A moment of peace spun on its head because I chose impatience over taking a deep breath… a crack in this mama that led to a blast of frustration.
In that moment, my heart truly opened as I realized my annoyance was aimed at a little boy who loves me whole-heartedly… and the regretful emotion that spilled out healed both our hearts. As mamas we make mistakes… it’s how we handle them that matters.
The above painting is titled Crack My Heart Open ~ it was important for me to have the baby between her breasts… our children have such a way of cracking us open. This piece is a 24×24″ one-of-a-kind painting on canvas, available for $790 (and free global shipping for a limited time with coupon code SHIPLOVE). She was featured in the Art Of Birth Gallery Show in Texas, in March 2015.
Love & Sincerely, Katie
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