Christmas wish

Motherhood,pregnancy,23 December 2015
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Tomorrow it’s Christmas eve. It’s one of the best days for me and many other people and children. For some people it’s not. It’s a frightening, uncertain, unsafe and sad day. I think it’s important to keep that in mind because it’s so easy to get caught up in our own selves and lives, without remembering how things could be and are for so many people. When time stops, the world slows down and many of us take time to relax, enjoy and cherish all the love we have in our lives, there are children who never wants the time to stop because that means misery they can’t escape from.

I think about the life of  my own child. How lucky we are to be able to overload her with love and safety. It is the most important thing and goal for me as a mother. I want my children to be safe within them selves, be comfortable and confident. Dare to be themselves, take the space they need and freely become their own individuals. It’s a luxury actually. To be able to be who and what you feel like, still knowing that you will be loved and appreciated. All I want is to offer guidance, courage and safety when needed or in doubt.

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While taking these pictures we spotted a make- a -wish tree filled with wishes from children. The wishes of these children touched me deeply and made my heart bleed. Wishes like “I wish my parents would quit drinking” and “wishing to sleep in my own bed again” are not the kind of wishes that have ever existed in my reality, but unfortunately do in many children’s lives.

This Christmas will be a celebration specially for my daughter. Nothing makes us as happy as seeing her smile and have  good time.We as parents are crucial parts in what she will remember from her childhood and we want her to remember Christmas as the peaceful and joyful time it’s supposed to be. Happiness is not in things. Therefore, I will not overlap her experience of Christmas by getting her loads of gifts that will only confuse and overwhelm her. Being together, laughter, good food, love, traditions and safety is what she will remember, and that one thing I wish all children could get.

Wishing all of you a very merry and peaceful Christmas <3

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Pictures by Dora Dalila

I’m the key to my happy

Health,personal,6 December 2015
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Sometimes when the world around us feels tough and unreal and the news makes us disappointed, I have to psyke myself not to fall down in a black hole and give up on life and mankind. My favorite quote, motto and belief in life is “love conquers everything” and I refuse to live by anything else. It’s so important to push oneself to remember all the beauty that surrounds us, and to take in wonderful moments we experience in every day life.

These past two days I’ve been spending time at home alone. Totally alone. My daughter has been enjoying the company and attention of her grand parents for hours and hours during both days, and I’ve had no plans or intention on doing absolutely anything other than rest, recharge and recover from my cold. It is the first time since becoming a mother that I’ve experienced this. Felt so weird and new, but safe and familiar at the same time.

Oh how I’ve missed to take time to think, dig and organize my thoughts and be by myself in total silence. I’ve actually done nothing but laid in bed, both awake and napping. After cleaning my brain and mentally conquering my fears and disappointments, I always find myself counting my blessings. It is the cure for me to go on and continue forward with a great and hopeful attitude. Remembering all the goodness is the key to happiness in my life. Therefore it is my number one recommendation for today. Remember everything you have. Be thankful and aware, and make the best out of it.

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Pictures by Janita Autio