The day each of my children were born was the most magical and difficult days of my life. Seeing their sweet faces for the first time is a moment I will never forget. The early morning my first son was born, there was a beautiful dusting of snow falling moments after he came into the world. With my second, he came so quickly we barely had time to catch him. When my third son was born and we were driving home, someone in the neighbourhood was setting off fireworks, as if to welcome us home. These are details that I love to remember, and ones I never want to forget.
In the hustle of every day life with three young kids, it's hard to remember those special moments that mean so much to us. The piles of dishes are never ending, the mountains of clothes to fold is ever growing. The bruises and scraped knees and the tears that come along with them accumulate rapidly. Yet when I see an old photo of one of my children as newborns, my heart skips back to the moment they came into this world, and makes me appreciate that moment in my life. The moment I became a mother.
Finding the time to look back and appreciate that day seems to get buried in my never ending to-do list. It's one of the ways I was inspired to design a line of baby prints that help me to think back and cherish that moment in time. Seeing them up in my children's rooms sparks the joy I felt the day I first met them and welcomed them into our family. They are the perfect way to forever remember how our children come into this world; small and fragile, yet full of hope and strength. After all, they are the ones that make us mothers, and I for one, want to cherish that moment forever.
Teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom. -Psalm 90:12
Christine is a sentimental mom to three boys, who loves finding the joy in every day. A devoted wife, mother, designer and painter, she strives to see the beauty in everything, everyone, and every moment (even through the tantrums). You can find a behind the scenes look at her studio and life with three boys on instagram @christinebreton
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