Your Babies’ Safe Space

I’m laying in my familiar, comfy bed. My body feels weightless atop comforters, blankets, and pillows. My favorite music plays gently in the background. The cool breeze from the fan next to me hits my face while I listen to it’s monotonous hum. 

A safe space.

Visualization is the act of imagining yourself in a peaceful and safe environment. It means taking your mind to a place that makes you relaxed and happy. Anxiety takes these feelings from you, and visualization can be helpful in bringing them back. It has always been one of my go to coping mechanisms to visualize my most relaxed state.

Since becoming a mother, I’ve seen a beauty I never knew before. I’ve become a human safe space. To her the most peaceful and safe environment is not a place, but a person. And that person is me. I am that place I always search for in my mind when anxiety tears at me. There aren’t enough words to describe the contentment that results from supplying the feeling of safety to my little girl. 

I won’t be able to protect her from everything in this life. But for now, I’ll hold her to my chest a little longer, wipe away the tears, protect her from getting hurt, and make her smile every day. Because in her mind right now, I can solve any problem the world has to offer her. Through her eyes I am everything she needs, which makes me strive to be that every day. 


One thought on “Your Babies’ Safe Space

  1. Absolutely adorable pictures!! My baby is shy around new people, and a few times when we’ve been in public and I’m sitting on the ground, she’ll crawl over to me and stick her head in my lap. She just hangs out there, sometimes with a toy in the space of my crossed legs, sometimes just staring at the ground. It looks weird to onlookers – a baby burying her head in her mother’s crotch – but she just needs to be able to escape the crowd for a minute, and that is her safe space. It is such a beautiful thing and a privilege to be someone’s safe space like that. I totally agree.

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