I recently hosted a baby shower for one of the graduates of the Milagros Day Worldwide Bootcamp and Transformation Academy. As we celebrated one of our sisters’ rite of passage into Motherhood, it was SO beautiful to experience first-hand the community we had created.
This was no ordinary baby shower, it was more like a workshop or seminar: A Celebration of Life! During this celebration, I asked each of the ladies to give some advice, or words of wisdom to the mom-to-be. Surprisingly, one of the most profound comments came from a young lady who was not a mother herself.
She said that motherhood is not about sacrifice, it is about truth. It is about love, it is about doing your best and not judging yourself for not being good enough. WOW. Those words resonated deeply with me and are the context from which I tell you about MY experience of motherhood.
OF THE MANY HATS I WEAR, THE ONE I AM MOST PROUD OF IS BEING A MOM!
I have been blessed with three amazing, handsome and talented sons. They are also my biggest fans and my greatest supporters. My kids and I have had a unique relationship from the very beginning. David Anthony, Maximilian Salvatore, and Dominic Michael.
After losing my own mother at the age of 14, I followed in my mom’s pattern of abusive relationships, and spent seven years in a self-destructive spiral of sex, drugs and hip-hop. At 21, I became pregnant with my oldest son. This was the happiest moment of my life up until then; and I remember saying to my self “Finally, someone is going to love me!” Continue reading