Mommy Life Lesson with Shakira
|Photography Credit: Anesen Naidoo|
Hello to a new week, filled with the potential for new experiences and opportunities.
On Sunday eve we decided to go late night shopping in Sandton. This isn’t a horror story about being hijacked or mugged…I promise.
Of course it was a lie. Mom was too shy! She nodded and continued her hide and seek. Back home, before going to bed, it struck me…like an AHA moment that Oprah talks about. I felt a sense of regret. I lost the moment. I lost the entire plot of life at that very moment. I didn’t seize the opportunity to “dance like no one was watching” with my daughter. I was a total jerk in fact 😀 I made a decision that night to never let a moment like that slip away, because that moment may never come again. A precious life lesson taught to me by my 3 year old daughter. Dance like no one is watching. Seize the moment. Thank you Kitara. This is my thank you note to you.
Parenting is an ever-changing, dynamic process that requires as much inward reflection as outward preparation. It is, as one of my colleagues shared, a path of service. When we embody motherhood, we give birth, not only to our children, but also to life.
It’s a simple but quite effective song by Taylor Swift. She recalls all those special memories with her mother in childhood. Taylor also sings about having a wonderful day with the woman who birthed her.