For those who follow our blog you’ll find this one to be a bit different. The main reason is, this one is written by me and it’s about me….and my mom. 🙂
I’ll try to not get too profound, but it’s amazing to me that there are so many things in life we will never understand…..yet we’re left to accept everything and keep forging forward on our journey. This part of life has it’s moments, wonderful at times and absolutely painstaking other times. Our lives are literally defined by moments, especially the ones we never see coming. How we handle these moments, and the changes in our lives, I believe, is a testament to our parents. Parenting is no easy task and the lessons we’ve learned along the way were guided by these wonderful people…..I have been blessed by three amazing parents, two biological and one step.
Though I love all my parents and they’ve all had a hand in raising me, this blog is about my amazing mother, Miranda Holt 🙂 Also known as Yia Yia.
As most of you know I began a Kickstarter campaign 36 days ago, and if you haven’t already heard, it has now ended and was unsuccessful in reaching it’s goal. I say unsuccessful because that’s how ‘Kickstarter’ labels it when it comes to an end. It was SO not unsuccessful! I’ve had so much success on so many levels! One in particular which I wanted to share with you, an email I received from my mother, Yia Yia. (this means grandmother in greek and no she’s not greek)
I’ve never been compelled to write a blog, I struggle with writing horribly, but this morning I was inspired. Because I was ‘unsuccessful’ with my campaign, my mother sent me an email with her support and encouragement…..It’s what every wonderful mother would do for their child in a situation such as this, but not every mother would say it in the same way….and this is the beauty that I wish to share, because to me, it’s a prime example of why I am who I am. We are all products of our upbringing and I am proud to be a product of my mother. She has been a true gift to me……I hope that when she reads this she has a better understanding of what a gift she is, and has always been, to me and to everyone who has ever met her, or has come in contact with her.
Though this email was intended for my eyes only….. I would like everyone to relish in it’s wisdom….It’s for anyone who needs a little boost from YiaYia 🙂 Enjoy!
Mom, I dedicate this blog to you….I love you so very much! Thank you for everything and especially thank you for this email! XOXOX