by Rachel Hadiashar
The day before Summer Magic 2016 began, unexpected house guests arrived.
A mom with two babies under 2.
The busiest week of my summer,
and a full house of a whole 'nother family
in our home.
My life goes like that.
Maybe yours does too?
When it seems like I can't do anymore,
then I'm called to do even more.
For that is how we grow.
it's selfish of me
to make that experience about me.
Because I did grow and learn last week
more than I have in a long time.
But it's not about me.
It's about how much I hate poverty.
I can't stand that some people have their basic needs met.
And other people don't.
It's not right.
Every single child has a human right
to food, water, and shelter.
Every mom has a right to parent
with her basic needs met.
How do we live in a world where that isn't the case?
It's absolutely beyond me.
And yet it's reality.
I learned about what it means to help.
And hat isn't helpful at all.
Sadly, how the lines blur
when people's imperfections get involved.
I learned about how I long to do more.
To be able to give more.
And help more.
For everyone deserves the basics.
The growth sometimes hurt this week.
But that's part of how we grow too.
This week, I'm wishing you:
Growth from the inside out.
So you can reach your highest potential.
To do more of what it is that you're here to.
p.s. Growing pains are part of the journey.
Have a wonderful week,
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!