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Time with my mom

I just came back from a fabulous week in Italy with my mom (our second one like this!), and as always so loved being able to spend time with her just the two of us. I realized a couple of things while I was with her, which was that I am often harder on her than I am on others when it comes to pushing herself to realize her full potential and self. She has so many dreams left to realize and fulfill, and I notice as time goes on her level of excitement at times diminishes. I don't want her to fall into a pattern of settling within her comfort zone without giving herself the chance to surrender 100% to the possibilities that life still has - at any age! But I also realized that no matter my motivation and persistance, it is her journey to follow and discover, and I must find acceptance, compassion and patience with her and her pace. It was such a beautiful realization because it allowed us both a chance to appreciate each other more (and I didn't think that was even possible!), and play together more.

The second realization was just that - my mom looking at me on the plane saying, "I don't see other mothers and daughters being as playful as we are", and I said "what a shame!". May we always remember to playful with ourselves and each other...

I'm going to be leading an empowerment workshop for four Latinas and their mothers next month and I hope to remember these lessons and share them with these dynamic women. It came just in time for me!

Comments

I love your post, just like I love my mom! Thank you for sharing!

I started a group called Celebrating Mothers Worldwide. Will you join and tell us more about your mother?
http://beta.pulsewire.net/groups/1877

All my best,
Jennifer

hi l am johnson nice to meet you

planetphotographer.cfsites.org it will be my pleasure to hear ur email

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Dear Lycia, I so totally

Dear Lycia,

I so totally relate with the first half of your post. It's the same with me and what you've written is and will be a constant lesson in learning. But here's one thing that I've realised over a period of time. One thing I've realised is that the opportunities I have are primarily because of my mother - her undying confidence in me, the understanding when I need it most, the ability to see and untap my potential by exposing me to the world when needed and sheltering me when it's out to hurt and harm. All the while giving, giving and giving more. We need to show more humility and respect for such a blessing :)

Thankyou and my warmest regards,

Tanya Daud

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Red Tent - love this website!

Hi Lycia,

I just checked out this website - it's the title of one of my favorite books.

Jennifer

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