A New Mother’s Loving Gaze

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.”
               — Chinese Proverb

One of the many privileges I have as a Holistic Health Practitioner is working with mothers-to-be during the 9-month gestation window.

Last week one of my clients gave birth. Her mother—the new grandmother—took one of the most poignant photographs I’ve ever seen; with her permission, I’m sharing it with you here.

This shot captures the very first time the new mother got to hold her daughter. The words that accompanied this photograph were:

Watching my child fall in love with her child…priceless.” 

I don’t care how many times, or in what capacity, I get to be part of the birth process, it never ceases to amaze me.

When was the last time you were amazed?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               — Laurie Buchanan

www.HolEssence.com and our Facebook page

© 2011 Laurie Buchanan – All Rights Reserved