Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Why muddy footed mama?
Just as the earth soothes me, I watch in delight as my children not only see and appreciate my connection to the earth, but they are forging their own relationships as well. I see their little bodies delight in the freedom of digging and playing in the mud that is our spring garden. I see them learn patience as they traverse a new trail and their feet learn a new terrain, and I see them surrender as they lay down and let themselves grow heavy, trusting completely that the earth is there beneath them, holding them. I am always their mama, but when we head outside, we are also all children and we are all nutured by the same mama. The earth heals me, slows me, reminds me to breath and enjoy the beauty before me. I named this blog muddy footed mama, because the earth is where I find my ground. On this journey of motherhood, when I find myself most lost, I remember that I too am a child, and I go to the place I feel most nurtured.
Where do you go to be nurtured?