I promised myself that Revel would come first.
That if we were bringing a baby into this world, he would never want for attention or love,
knowing he would want for many other things
we, his parents, have very little control over.
Like clean air, water, soil, and food.
So on a night like tonight,
when he has a fever, and is tossing and turning in his sleep,
I can give myself wholeheartedly to holding him in my arms
until the sun comes up,
His dad right there on the other side.
So that he grows up knowing he’s not alone,
no matter what happens
in these uncertain times.
We love you Revie. You have captured our hearts.
No matter what happens,
just know we’re trying our best.
Thank you for listening,
Our guest post tonight is from fellow earth lover, Heather. She sent me this beautiful and powerful post to share with everyone. Thank you Heather! Love to you!
Intrinsic and Inspired
by Heather Heilman Loercher 2.5.14
in the dark before dawn,
with the breath of my own spirit
and flickering images in my mind’s eye.
I come to realize a glimpse of meaning within my inclination
to center my focus on the women in my world –
whether they are within my life’s circle, on the periphery or far in the distance.
As are many, always, I am
experiencing a time of growth and change,
both intentional and organic,
within myself and within my environment.
As children, we look to models of behavior
and characteristics that attract us,
suiting our inherent natures in some way.
I believe this continues to occur throughout life,
in ways both in both positive and challenging.
However, as adults, as we grow into
distinct versions of ourselves,
I feel that we – that I continue to seek
models in the women in my life.
I feel a keen awareness to observe
the characteristics I long to absorb
into my composition – to compliment
the ever-evolving, constantly refining version
of who I am naturally and who I hope to ultimately become
before my spirit leaves its shell.
This does not mean to say
that we are not already
strong in character,
but that the strength that most serves us
is in the acknowledgement that we are never truly complete.
Though we may exist in a place
of peace, gratitude and contentment,
there is always more to learn, become and do…
we are constant growth,
constant unfolding and layering,
I look to the women –
The Artists, the Mothers, the Nurses, the Farmers
The Rebels, the Mystics, the Activists and the Hippies
The Sisters, the Staffers, the Leaders and the Followers
The Dreamers, the Do-ers, the Yogis and the Athletes
The Meek and the Brazen, the Elders and the Youth
For we are all Explorers,
whether we are amidst
feelings of loss or discovery.
We are exploring ourselves
as we are and as we wish to be.
So even though I am grown
and strive to honor my own light,
I still carry the spark of my child self –
Looking to the women of my world,
for models and examples,
connection and inspiration.
For we are all the same women –
Explorers, Warriors, Creators –
We travel with the gifts
of those we wish to acknowledge
and choose to accept
Both Intrinsic and Inspired.