As much as he was baffled by my answer, I was baffled by his confusion because of my answer. Why wouldn't you want your child to be happy? Isn't that the most important thing? Living a life you want to live creates happiness. Being stuck in the box someone builds around you is stifling. If you are happy then chances are you are doing what you want to be doing and living a full life. For me, that's what I want for my kids.
I set out to create a card to welcome a new baby girl. A card that reminds them to stay true to who they are as they grow up. A card reminding them to be brave and carefree. There are so many distractions in this world. People can be shy to share their feelings and I love you's but they are often quick to tell you want you should or shouldn't be doing whether you want to hear it or not. Going from a legal secretary to an artist wasn't easily accepted especially when I never had any training or shared any interest in art. I am sure it shocked many. We are urged to be successful in real estate, finance, law and medicine but rarely is the cheering squad directed at a creative field. Unless of course someone is going to Hollywood or a big music label picks them up ...then the cheering starts and "you are ah-maze-ing!"