This Mother’s Day week, I’m overflowing with gratitude for all I’ve learned since this picture was snapped a while back.

I didn’t know then I was at the beginning of a journey, and I never could have dreamed where it would take me.

But especially this Mother’s Day week, I’m filled with joy that I chose this path!

The journey has been rigorous at times, with more than a few bumps in the road and a couple of detours I’m still scratching my head over. It’s a process I (successfully & disastrously) avoided most of my life: uncovering & loving the authentic me. 

I’m actually not sharing this to talk about me, but to give you hope that if I can do this, anyone can, trust me😊

The rewards are peace, joy & serenity, which brings me back to Mother’s Day. If I’d had all this when I was younger, I would have been a better Mom, I know that. But what Mother can’t say that?

My message to you, on this Mother’s Day, is don’t quit trying. Because as any Mom knows, being a mother, the best you can be at where you are in your life, never stops.

(Now I just have to get rid of that 5 pounds I put on eating extra cake to celebrate my son’s visit home:) 

Happy Mother’s Day,