Today I'm honored to be one of Amanda's guests in her heartfelt series: Soulful Mothering. Thank you Amanda and congratulations to all of the Soules as they welcome in their littlest- Annabel. Hello to any new friends visiting. If you enjoy and admire Soule Mama, we already have one thing in common, don't we! When she first wrote to me about her series, I thought of sharing something that was a part of our daily ritual- love notes . You can read about them right here.
*********I created something with similar intent for a recent trip. At the beginning of June, I traveled away from my family to teach at Squam Art Retreats. Even though this is my third time, and although my children do get older each year (and my husband's "special daddy adventures" grow more elaborate!)... the separation is still quite hard. I wrote new love notes for each day... and made these. Because of course, making something always eases an ache.
I carved a tiny heart rubber stamp and printed love on small lake stones. Each one was kissed and left with a letter on individual pillows for their first night. Since there were a bunch, I hid them in different spots throughout the house for surprise"mama kisses" that could then be tucked into pockets. Doing this was as much for me as it was for them... maybe more so.
Now, a jar of heart stones sits next to the one of love notes on our counter.