“Everything I am, you helped me to be”
“I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.”
Every night I stay with her until she falls asleep! We talk about everything, we hug and kiss and say “I love you” a million times and these are the moments I cherish the most, even though we spend a lot of our day together as well. Tonight she told me she is happy that she give birth to me… Her words left me speechless! As I watch her sleep, I realize my answer to her was wrong – as I told her it was I who gave birth to her and not the other way around. In a way, she was actually right… she “gave birth” to the mother in me the moment she came into my life. It is fascinating how those small hands became the most precious jewelry I shall ever have around my neck and how much her presence changed me in ways I never believed I could change.
Having this young lady in my life is my biggest achievement of all. Yes, I have others too, but she is by far the most important. She made me the person I am today and she inspires me to become a better version of myself no matter the obstacles. She is the best mentor I could have had, as I see in her things I felt but I was too afraid to set free. She shows me the happiness that exists in the little things and teaches me, unconditional love, even in moments in which we disagree upon things.
It is amazing how much beauty a new soul holds within and so sad that this beauty seems to diminish over time as we grow up. She has been my greatest teacher without even knowing and for that I will forever be grateful.
Seeing her grow so fast makes me think about how time passes us by and how we have a tendency to live without saying the right words to the people we love… We get caught in our crazy schedules and we forget to appreciate what we have in our lives… So this is why you should try to take some time, sit down with a cup of hot tea or coffee and think about one thing that you’ve learned from a loved one and you are grateful for! Pick up the phone or message them, you will certainly draw a smile on their faces and their happiness will fuel yourself with amazing energy!
“The model of our own empowerment gives our daughters permission to be powerful.” (Melia Keeton-Digby) .