There are many things I am grateful to my mother for, but the one thing I am most thankful for learning and for being the recipient of was her faith and belief in me to follow my heart. I would not be doing what I do for a living, traveling the world and making great work if it was not for her continued support to learn new things while following my heart path.
I believe the graciousness that came from her is one of the most significant factors in my development as well as my happiness. Although I struggled to fight for my path with my father and with those around me, she was always there encouraging me on to keep on moving in the direction of my dreams. Although she may not have understood them, accepted the people who walked the path with me or could comprehend my contemporary practices, she still, despite not quite seeing where I was heading, supported my journey.
This is quintessentially what loving someone unconditionally is all about. This support, energy, belief and love, is what I have learned most and carry with me always. She taught me to keep on moving forward, or in whatever direction I needed, in order to follow the whispers of my heart. In doing so, without question, she taught me to keep faith, maintain determination, and let the water wash off the back even if you have to swim upstream.
She did all of this unconditionally and without question because what was more important to her than living her dream of who she wanted me to be, she preferred I become who I am. I am grateful for her conviction, courage and unconditional love.
Thank you mom for the blessings and beautify of this life as well as for the gift of life itself!
Happy Mother’s Day!