Life takes us so many places and we end up taking different directions. Some roads are bumpy, others are smooth, but in the end we arrive somewhere. An anonymous writer once said: “Life may not be the party we dreamed of, but while we’re here we should dance with it”.
Today I realize that I have danced my way through so many experiences: I failed, I’ve been embarrassed, I cried, I felt humiliated, but I have also laughed, experienced true love, contemplated with nature and life’s simple pleasures and felt victorious.
My journey has brought me to a place I want to freeze and never let go of. I was so blessed to find the love of my life and be united with him in front of God. I was even luckier to grow the fruit of our love inside my womb. Our little boy changed us in ways we have never imagined and made us vulnerable and stronger, all at the same time. After his birth, the dreams of a bigger house, nicer cars and clothes, fancy title names and busy careers were such a thing of the past.
Being a mother, confirmed my womanhood in unexpected ways. It allowed me to be more connected to my body and awakened instincts of protection and unmeasurable love, which I never experienced at such intensity before.
Today I feel unstoppable and strong. I love my little family and they are more than I ever dreamed of. That’s why I chose to dance with them. I also chose to dance with the uncertainty of our future, with our flaws and mistakes. I chose to embrace the moments my heart raced through my chest, the sleepless nights, the moments of doubt, the decisions that turned out wrong. After all, it’s our journey and all that matters now is the beautiful music we dance to every day.