Reflecting on the amazing responses received, from both females and males, for telling my story. I hesitated in fear and in self preservation, but the outcome was the opposite - dozens of similar pains shared and so much love I was reminded this world has to give. Blessed I reached 1.2k+ people with my story. Be vulnerable - it gives others permission to do the same. Reach out - you’re never alone. 📸 @grays.photos
Hey Parents!! Our Tuesday afternoon class has been such a hit, and we have had a few day care ladies request a morning class, so we are THRILLED to start this class THIS Friday morning at 10:30am.
Wilde Lotus Kids Yoga is a weekly yoga adventure designed especially for kids ages 3-5. The class will explore fun yoga poses, story time, dancing, yoga games, instruments, and simple breathing techniques for calming and centering our bodies. $5 drop in, or get a 5-pack for $20
@galacticgaiastudios is bringing the kid magic!
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Undoubtedly you have heard the expression, Hurt people, hurt people. This is the case with my mother and me.
My mother grew up in a very poor and unhealthy environment. Her father was an angry, cruel, unaffectionate, and stubborn man who cared very little for his wife and his children. He made the money for the family and this is where his role began and ended.
I suppose, because she didn’t have a good role model, my mother had very little to draw from when when became a parent. She was very much like her father; unaffectionate, negative, and very strict. My physical needs were always met, but I can’t say the same about my emotional needs. Many nights I lay in bed and wondered if my mother even loved me.
As I grew up, this resentment and anger festered and grew like a tumor in my spirit. When I came to know the Lord in my 20s, I knew I had to forgive her. Not because she asked me to, but because I needed it to become all that God was calling me to be.
One Sunday, there was a sermon on unforgiveness and a subsequent call to lay it down at the altar, and I obeyed.
But, I will be honest, that which I laid at the altar, I picked back up again. It became an unhealthy pattern for me—laying down the unforgiveness, only to pick it back up again.
Now that my mom is in a nursing home and is suffering from dementia, she is more loving and affectionate than any other time in her life. I struggle to reconcile the mother I grew up with with the woman I see now. As I watched her sleeping one day, she looked so old and so fragile and I realized that it was finally time to lay it down for good. All the hurt, the resentment, the bitterness—all of it.
Her voice in my head telling me I am not good enough is now silenced. I know I am good enough because the I AM tells me I am.
Perhaps God is calling you to let something go. Come to the altar, the Father’s arms are open wide, forgiveness and healing is waiting as you obey and lay it down.
Even though it is difficult, you’ll find your life when you lose it. Be free of the weight and let it go!
For what it's worth it's never too late or in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. Theres no time limit. Start whenever you want.
You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this sort of thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you I hope you feel things you've never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view.
I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you're not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.
A TOAST to our nomadic life with a tropical Piña Colada in this typical nomad tent in the middle of the Caribbean 🌴🥂
As a nomadic couple (and parents of Philou since a year) we’re used to being on the road continuously, for more than three years now. Not knowing where we will be next week or month 🌏
Here in Curaçao, for example, we didn’t know that a few weeks later we would create content in Vienna about the coffee culture that the city has to offer ☕️ And now we know that we will be in Morocco in two weeks to make a video compilation of the fairy-tale medinas and 1001 nights 🕌🐫
The nomadic life is free, flexibel and uncertain and always brings new adventures. It has taught us to embrace the uncertainty and to enjoy the beauty of becoming. We speak from experience that when nothing is certain, anything is possible ❤️
Is there anything you would like to know about us? Please leave your question(s) below. We like to answer them all. Much love and have a great day! #dutchnomadfamily#nomadfamily#worldnomads