"How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light against its being." - Hafiz
To me, this quote perfectly sums up my relationship with my mama. Over the years, she has cultivated my free-spirited nature and let me explore the world in my own way. Without judgement, she allowed me to discover myself and encouraged my spiritual evolution. Thank you for being my Light. Thank you for teaching me to love our divine goddess, Mother Earth and to be kind to all living beings. Through your own actions, you showed me that giving back and being of service are what makes us whole. We are indebted to the Earth and to our fellow human beings and we must never forget that we are all connected. Thank you for teaching me these things and so much more. For all the magical sunsets you didn't get to enjoy because you were raising two baby girls as a young girl yourself, I now enjoy them in your honor.
To my mama and all the beautiful mama goddesses that dedicate their lives and their love to children:
Thank you for being the Light.
~ hawaii, november 2011 ~