I always thought that I’d be the type to spend her entire pregnancy nesting… decorating… painting… preparing…
Turns out… I WAS NOT. I was a huge slacker! I never painted a nursery… we got a cheap-o Ikea crib and I threw it together at about 9 months…
The one thing I did do was paint a quote on O’s nursery wall. A Winnie the Pooh quote… “I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen”. I heard this and for some reason it resonated with me. I knew that I was about to embark upon a huge adventure with this little human I was growing.
…Winnie the Pooh is actually pretty profound…
“If ever there is a tomorrow that we are not together, there is one thing you should always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is: Even if we’re apart, I will always be with you in your heart”
“Life is a journey to be experienced. Not a problem to be solved”
….I know right?! That’s some pretty deep stuff!
Anyway… About a year after O’s birth we moved… and that quote got left on the wall of our little house. I knew that I wanted that quote to follow us into our new home. It took me a long time, but finally this week I started brainstorming.
The end result is this watercolor painting.
This quote still resonates with me. The past two years have been nothing short of a great adventure!