The Resilience Collection: Kelli's Story
Lately I find that I keep asking myself this question: "What place do I have to speak on Motherhood and create a collection built off the idea of celebrating the journey of Motherhood?" It can easily feel like I don’t have the authority since I’m not a mom yet, but I’ve realized that my journey has already begun, I’m walking that path right now, even though I don’t see the fruit just yet.
Growing up I always knew I was meant to be a mom. I’ve always known that being a mom is going to be written into the foundation of my life story somehow, it’s just a matter of when, but I never would have thought that infertility was going to be a part of my story.
The past few years have been some of the most challenging years of my life from a mental, spiritual, and emotional stand point, but I’ve grown so much through the hardship and pain. It’s not something that I open up publicly about very often because it’s still something that I haven’t fully figured out how to accept and navigate yet. But each year as Mother’s Day comes and goes, feelings of heartache tend to overwhelm me in a way that I can’t even begin to explain.
In a way, I feel like this long season of waiting and hoping has been preparing my heart for Motherhood. I know that the day I see that second line on a pregnancy test, my life will be forever changed in the best way possible and I’ve used this in-between time to ready my heart and soul for it. I know that motherhood is built into my story.
Despite the heartache that comes from dealing with infertility, I know that God’s plan is bigger and better than I could ever imagine. This gives me hope that when I do become a mom, I will be able to look back and see that this current season I’m in was needed for me to become the best version of myself for my children.
If you find yourself in a similar position, in a long season of waiting and hoping, I hope you can take heart in the fact that God wants to give you the desires of your heart, too. Let the pieces of jewelry from this collection be a token and a monument that you can hold onto in your waiting.
Talk again soon,
Meet Skye from Indigo Skye | Fine Art Originals + Prints
Skye is a wonderfully talented artist and Mama! She specializes in indigo floral paintings and raising 3 beautiful little ones. We recently teamed up to release a bold and stunning collection of hand painted polymer clay earrings that celebrate the vastly unique journey of motherhood: The Resilience Collection - Available here on my website Friday, April 21st!
Be sure to check out Skye's story on the journey of motherhood here!