They are mine. They have belonged to me for over 25 years. Though I have two of them I am not sure I want to share.
Those were my thoughts 6 months ago during my last trimester of pregnancy. Though I was ecstatic about the thought of breastfeeding my second child, I was equally nervous about the unknown. I was also somewhat grossed out at the thought of someone eating from my breasts constantly. Thankfully, I received an amazingly alluring drawing as a gift from my husband's cousin Fay Hauser-Price. Fay Hauser-Price has worked in many artistic genres as a writer, director, actor, and singer. I was pleased to know that she is also an visual artist. The piece of visual art was exactly what I needed to serve as a motivator for my breastfeeding experience.
It was almost as if the work of art was prophetic; forecasting the beauty of my new journey. The care and love that was displayed in the drawing helped tame my fear of the unknown. I became immediately less anxious about breastfeeding, and as I poured over my breastfeeding literature I welcomed the visual reference above Ella’s bassinet. Six months later I am still breastfeeding Ella and enjoying the beauty that is present in the picture. The feelings of anxiety have dissipated, and I am reminded daily of the connection between art and real life.
"Love is something that grows, that comes from nourishment; it builds." Gisele Bundchen