Be Brave…

I love how powerful a message can be – how it can turn your soul upside down and that is exactly what happened this morning when I saw a new blog post from my absolute favourite blogger Colour Giggles who in turn got it from Colour Me There.

A video essay about motherhood by Katherine Center that will leave you breathless, in love, speechless and moved right down to your core!

What I Would Tell Her: (If I knew what to say)
You are a miracle.
And I have to love you this fiercely: So that you can feel it even after you leave for school, or even while you are asleep, or even after your childhood becomes a memory.
You’ll forget all this when you grow up. But it’s okay.
Being a mother means having your heart-broken.
And it means loving and losing and falling apart and coming back together.
And it’s the best there is. And also, sometimes, the worst.
Sometimes you won’t have anyone to talk to.
Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’ve forgotten who you are.
But you must remember this: What you’re doing matters.
And you have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.
The truth is, being a woman is a gift. Tenderness is a gift. Intimacy is a gift. And nurturing the good in this world is a nothing short of a privilege.
That’s why I have to love you this way. So I can give what I have to you. So that you can carry it in your body and pass it on.
I have watched you sleep. I’ve kissed you a million times. And I know something that you don’t, yet:
You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day.
And my greatest hope for you, sweet child, is that I can teach you how to write a good one.

 

The words that touched me the most are: you have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs. – I have to love you this fiercely so that you can feel it even after you leave for school, or even while you are asleep, or even after your childhood becomes a memory. and  Being a mother means having your heart-broken. And it means loving and losing and falling apart and coming back together.

I do think that the message could go further than a mother and child, there were parts where I not only thought of Phoenix but of the people I love and have loved and have had to let go in my life, people who I have to learn to live without – just like a parent will one day have to let go and learn to live without. If you take out  the word ‘mother’ in the one sentence and replace it with the word ‘human’ you will see what I mean,  because everyone that comes into your life is there to either teach you something or to be taught – and that is a gift!

I am forever grateful that people have been brave enough to love me and in turn giving me bravery and strength to love fiercely

Image from Pinterest

Be Brave today with your heart!

xoxo

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One thought on “Be Brave…

  1. an amazing way of describing an overriding, all encompassing love. Loving Fiercely! I like it. Its slightly magnificent!

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