“Family is functional, not biological”
I have lived by this motto for most of my life. I was not blessed with a biological family that functioned and finally in my late 20’s I learned that “Family is functional, not biological”. This week I am thinking about what a Mother means in my life. I am not one of those daughters who was blessed with a loving mother who was always there for me. And for a very long time that role has been vacant in my life, until now.
I have been blessed with many wonderful “Mothers” in the form of my students in my Senior’s class. My students love me and support me in ways that I have never experienced before and I finally understand what it is to be loved by a Mother.
All of these wonderful ladies are a beautiful example of what a graceful, kind, generous woman should be. They take care of themselves, their families and the people they love. And I know I am one of the people lucky enough to be loved by them.
This has been a hole in my life for a very long time and I can not express in words what these wonderful women mean to me. I never could have known that my path in Yoga would bring me not only a mission for my life but all the maternal love and support that I have been missing for all my life.
For all of my wonderful functional “Mothers” in my Senior’s class; thank you for your love, support and kindness. I love you all and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!