Upon graduating from college, I was given the most thoughtful gifts from some of the most significant people in my life. I wanted to share them here, as they are so special to me.
1) The book Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin- given to me by my sister in order to encourage me to stay inspired in my quest to fulfill one of my life goals-becoming a doula (or a midwife if I have the time for schooling.) I'm only a short way into it, but it is a beautiful book-full of birth stories, midwife/doula experiences, and valuable knowledge about birth and the human body.
2) Handmade crystal pendants made by my sweet Nicholas. The blue-ish purple crystal is an aura quartz crystal he picked up in Austin, and the other is a delicate Arkansas quartz crystal he discovered here in our home state. He found the bullet shells on a friends property in the Ozark Mountains. Although they look stunning in the photographs, even those do not do these beauties justice. I'm so in love with them.
3) A handmade tissue box for my desk from my amazingly creative momma(seriously, this woman has some talent...she is working towards opening an etsy shop to fill with her quilts and other sewn goodies & i'll be posting about it when she does.) If you are not already aware, I have been studying art education for the last four years & now have my teaching license, as well as hope that by the end of the Summer I will be employed in a school. My mom made me this darling tissue box for my future desk. So cute.