I see you there, afraid to shine.
Wondering what to do next?
Who you are, now?
How did my life get like this?
Where and why did I get lost along the way?
The daily life of to do, to be, to impress, and I don’t even know who I am?
I hear you, mama.
I know you feel like you have to give YOU up to be there for them.
But, what if you didn’t? What if you GET to be you and be a good mom.
You are okay, just as you are.
You shine, they see you & love you so much. Stop to notice that.
In the moments you are cooking and folding and washing and racing, the eyes are big, look at me, mama.. I see you, they say.
They know who you are, without all the layers that are weighing you down.
You are good. You are kind. You are love.
I see you mama. Come with me, let’s embrace who WE are, in order to love them more.
To live our lives with our own strong, wild and fabulous song.
Let them SEE US LIVE. NOT DROWN.
Today, May I be happy and free. May I put My own joy at the top of my list.
May I allow small, simple, beautiful actions to be enough. Pause. Breathe. Notice.
May I give love and in return be kind and generous to myself, first.
May I make myself a priority. May I breathe deeply, stretch my miraculous body and
remember to take good care of it.
I wrote this poem today inspired by some conversations I have had recently with my friends who ask good questions. A few of the ladies in my life, who wonder, do I have to sacrifice my joy to be a mom? is this just how it is? Is there happiness and health and education more important than mine? My answer is no. They are not to be compared. Let’s do both. Let’s take good care of ourselves AND our children.
I wrote a book about it, in fact. for all women, not just mamas. Delight is coming in April.
The book will give you practical strategies to find your way home to yourself, with the purpose of bringing more ease and joy in your daily life. It’s not easy, but it’s simple.
I use simple yoga and meditation tools and principals and share my journey to joy.
The book will be free when it comes out April 14, if you want to help me spread the word and get a copy- email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you on the list.
With a big heart,