The Sling Diaries, Volume VII. A photo-documentary chronicling the art of baby wearing in the lives of families around the world. Over the course of six months, Sling Diarists will create their own Sling Diary though a series of diary entries interpreting a unique theme given to them each month.
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Letters to Freya: Discovery
I was 31 weeks pregnant and attending our first shower.
By best friend Mica thought it would be sentimental for everyone in attendance to write a little letter to you. Transferring the feelings in their hearts down to paper.
We planned on waiting to read them to you till after you were born, but I couldn’t resist.
We read them on the way home, in between waves of tears.
I had no intention to use the letters we wrote you for anything other than a keepsake.
Tied together with twine, they sat on the shelf until now.
I never thought that my first letter would culminate with my journey as a diarist.
What I’ve discovered is a desire to continue writing to you. Sharing my struggles, my secrets, and my triumphs in motherhood.
To create a keepsake for you to one day use as a reference in your own discovery of motherhood.
It won’t be perfect, nothing in life is, but it will be a purposeful journal of memories, hope, and love – for you.
So until the next letter.