Just as I had hopes and dreams for my daughter to be happy, healthy and whole, it occurred to me that I have the same hopes and dreams for myself and my family. Somehow along the way we all became fractured and a little bit lost from our path. It isn’t that we weren’t responsible; it was more that we were a bit distracted from what we needed to do for ourselves. For me it is similar to any Mom who has kids. You enter into motherhood and you get swept up in the day to day responsibilities that become all consuming. Then before you know it, you look in the mirror one day and wonder where you went! It isn’t necessarily that you don’t like where you are, you just wonder at times who you are and how you want your life to be. Typically as Moms we are too busy to be concerned with these deep questions.
At one point in my Mom journey I had taken a major detour which felt like I veered into a dark alley and I was trying to find my way back out into the light. I then knew it was time to focus on my life and my entire family and put less focus on just my daughter’s life. I also knew that the struggles we had all gone through lead to major personal growth for everyone. I became aware that there were many gifts that lie just beneath the surface of the path I had been on. I was open to explore these gifts every step of the journey forward.