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Today we brought home a new addition to our family. She smells divine and is such a joy!
I was the same age when I got a cabbage patch doll for Christmas. I was beyond excited!! My daughter marvelled at Leslie’s belly button and beautiful hair. It took me straight back to my own childhood. I loved that doll so much and now here I was, with my very own daughter with her cabbage patch doll! Where does the time go?
It got me thinking, we sew threads of ourselves into our kid’s hearts and minds every day. Some of these threads are part of an even larger tapestry. Several generations working on this beautiful, rich and colourful artwork. Our values and beliefs are threads which travel across generations.
Sewing can be tiring, cumbersome work but the result can be breathtaking. Many, many hours can go into the creation of a tapestry – much like motherhood. The journey is almost as important as the end result!
My beautiful grandmere, who is 98, lives for children. She adores them. She has taught me many important lessons which I pass on to my children. The daily grind of motherhood takes away from the important jobs we are doing! Adding to a family, joining different cultures, teaching important lessons and values. I wonder how much of this is said and how much is learned from watching us?
My husband has already said that we are keeping Leslie for the grandkids! While that is a long time away, I’d love for the magic of this doll to continue and light up the faces of the next generation. There are so many things that we discover once we become parents ourselves. Our memories from our childhood can take on even deeper meanings, as we realise the sacrifice and hard work our parents endured.
What part of your childhood do you get to relive with your children? What threads are you sewing in your beautiful tapestry? Are they an extension of the threads sewn by previous generations?
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