What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
It is a question that continues to surface. I’ve answered it a thousand times, yet, again and again, when life seems difficult, it arises: I’ve included it in my book as a guidepost when understanding self and offer it as same in workshops I’ve facilitated.
Yet, here I am again, ruminating the same question.
At first, and much like most parents, I immediately answered, “My daughter,” when I thought about the best events or experiences in my life.
Becoming Olivia’s mother has been the best, albeit hardest, thing I’ve ever done. This little person made me a mother and a much better woman. I am calmer, more insightful, and conscious of the being I’m gifting to the world. When once asked what my job is, she told her teacher, “My mom is my guide and protector.”