Raising a child is a lot like creating a great piece of art.
It all begins with the birth of your child.
Your baby is like a blank canvas, pure & untouched.
You have a vision of what your creation should be.
You formulate a plan in your mind of how you will achieve this vision.
You start with a solid base. Your love & nurturing will be the backdrop.
Color & textures are introduced as you try to shape something extraordinary.
At times it can get messy & often there is splatter.
You worry as it begins to take form. Is it going to come out alright or will you mess it up along the way?
You take great care not to make mistakes, but you do.
You cannot fully erase these mistakes, but you can work around them and incorporate these flaws.
As time goes on you may get frustrated and try different methods.
Contrast and light touch your canvas, as often do strokes of blues.
As the paint dries, you sit back and admire your masterpiece.
You realize despite the mistakes that you made and the various imperfections that you have created something truly beautiful.
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I love this comparison and absolutely beautiful! Seriously, couldn’t agree more and yet never quite thought to put into these exact words either.
Thank you Janine. 🙂
I couldn’t have said it better myself. I just hope I am doing a good job!
Those that hope that they are, usually are. I am betting that you are a great mama.
What a beautiful post! That is a lovely analogy and makes sooo much sense 🙂
Thank you so much.
Well said!!! thanks for sharing!!
Thank you. Thanks for reading.
This is such a great comparison. It’s very true. The end result is a masterpiece though. 🙂
Thank you Liz. 🙂
I need to enjoy the process of raising my kids. Perfect or not they are my artwork.
Yes they are, They are difficult at times, but so worth the trouble.
Ah that’s true. I do sit back and enjoy my masterpiece(s). 🙂 #LoveThePost
Thank you very much. I enjoy my little masterpiece as well.
Thanks for sharing. Looks like she’s having fun.
Thanks. She does like to paint.
Love your description. Looks like you are an awesome mom!
Aww, Thank you. I try to be.
Beautiful post! I love how you described it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Thank you very much.
Beautiful! I love it!
what an admiring post….very pretty!
Thank you very much.
Great post! I just hope I’m a better mother than I am a painter lol
Lol! Thank you. 🙂
LOVE this, so true!
So beautifully shared. I agree that everything we do to raise our kinds takes creativity and love and such devotion.
Love your perspective on parenting! Having raised four children who are all grown up now, as well as now parenting our two younger adopted daughters, it is always an encouragement to see young moms so involved in the creative aspects of raising children. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week at the hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage
What a great artist!
Wonderful post and completely accurate comparison! Thanks for joining the blog hop this is one of my faves 🙂