Faye Louise

img_0005
On July 28th Nick and I welcomed our darling Faye Louise into the world. Labor was the most difficult experience of my life but the moment of seeing my child for the first time and holding her in my arms was pure magic.
Before her birth people kept telling me that I would feel “a love like non other” for the life I had created. I thought I had understood their words but I had missed the point entirely. What I expected to feel was an overwhelming LOVE, but love in the way I had always known it. Love with my self as the central reference point; “I love this person because I feel like {this} when I am with them” or “I love this person because of who they are and the experience we have shared.”  That did not happen. When I looked down at the top of her wet little head all covered in very unexpected brown hair I felt something else entirely, a sensation so alien that it was like “non other.” I was drawn to her like a magnet. Wherever she went my eyes, my awareness, my heart followed, tethered to her beyond rationality. It truly was a love like I had never known and had no context for. Even now I am lost to describe its power.
So I hope you will pardon my absence from blogging these last many months. I have been taking time to get to know my daughter, and mount a new project. I have been able to keep up to date with my Instagram feed so please head on over! @lakesideneedleworks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s