Happy Mother's Day

This little illustration is from a book called I Saw Esau. It's a collection of traditional rhymes for children collected by the British folklorists Iona & Peter Opie and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. I framed the illustration and hung it tucked into a corner in the hallway near our bedrooms. Every so often I catch my little Mr. looking at it curiously. To me it's a magical illustration depicting the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children from distress. I want my children to know this: that although I cannot protect them from every harm they will encounter in life, I will always do my best to care and comfort...

Happy Mother's Day to every Tree-Mama. May the blessing of sheltering love always be yours to receive and to give.

P.S. Please join me on the Wings of Spring... Today is the last day for signing up to participate in my little birdie swap!


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you! Such a beautiful illustration. (:

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you as well.

  3. Happy Mother's Day! I hope it was a magical day.

  4. What an amazing little illustration...Maurice Sendak was a magical soul.