It's been a while since I last blogged, so please excuse my lack of words of late!! As much as I would love to share more of my favourite sessions with you, as small business owner with two small humans to take care of my time is limited and at the moment mum life usually takes priority!
I did however, want to make a special effort to share these photos, because group motherhood sessions hold a special place in my heart and this one in particular came at a time I needed it most. Most of the mothers weren’t aware at the time, but this session, which was planned months ago, before I even knew I was pregnant, happened to fall just a week after my miscarriage. As someone who had previously had two completely healthy risk free pregnancies this came as a huge shock, and was quite possibly the worst few days of my life. The idea of being surrounded by happy pregnant women, and mamas with tiny new babes was at first incredibly confronting, and for a brief period I did consider either rescheduling, or just cancelling the event altogether as I wasn’t sure if it was going to be much for emotions to handle in my fragile state. However, despite my fears I decided to go ahead with it. I had been looking forward to this session so much, and I thought that just maybe it would help to take my mind off things and ease the pain and sadness for a small while at least.
As soon as I arrived at the beach that afternoon I knew I had made the right decision. Being close to the ocean always helps to calm my mind, and more than anything I was excited to meet the group of beautiful mamas who were coming together to create some magic with me. In spite of my initial concerns I wasn’t overcome by sadness or jealousy, in fact I actually found a sense of peace. Many of these mothers had opened up to me about their own struggles through pregnancy and motherhood, and they had joined this session to celebrate that journey, and I wanted to be a part of the celebration. Even though they had no idea what I was currently dealing with, just being within this sisterhood made me feel like I was in a safe and supportive space, and gave me the strength I needed to climb out of the dark place I had been in and create the art that I love so much. So I want to say a huge thank you to all of the incredible mamas who joined me on that day, even though you didn’t know it at the time you have truly helped me heal xx