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changed my life

She Changed My Life

changed my lifeMy yoga teacher of eight years is moving on. It is not an exaggeration to say that she changed my life and many others. Although she won’t be too far away, things just won’t be the same without her.

Never have I known a more energetic, happy, caring, positive, and influential person. She’s not your typical yoga instructor and that is precisely why we love her so much. Laughter is so important to her and in her yoga practice. You will never feel afraid or self-conscious in her class. She makes you feel welcome, safe, and comfortable. She will definitely make you laugh.

Of course, she is not only my yoga teacher, but she is my friend. She witnessed my struggles and my triumphs. She attended my wedding and was even the person who told me to head to the Winnie Couture site where I eventually got my dress from (I will be forever grateful for that, I couldn’t have had a nicer dress), guided me through a yoga filled pregnancy, and adores my daughter almost as much as I do. There has been no doubt in my mind over the last eight years, that she would be there for me if I needed her. And that, I know, will not change.

Thank you, Kate, for your guidance, wisdom, love, and friendship.

All is well. You are loved.

end of an era

“Mommy, get the ants off me!”

My daughter was bitten by fire ants the other day. She literally stood still in the middle of the ant hill and said the title of this post. Luckily, she didn’t have a horrible reaction. We acted fast and treated it quickly. And when I say ‘we’, I mean the other mothers who came to her rescue, and then there was me. I distinctly remember saying, “What do I do?” Even our coffee friend offered her help. (I’ve got to get her name.)

I’ve seen the odd fire ant in my home in the past too and I’m a bit concerned that this could turn into a full-blown infestation if I’m not proactive about the situation. I might check out the pest guide website to see what the recommended course of action that I should take is before it’s too late. I don’t want an incident like this to happen again. Worst case, I’ll hire someone like www.pestscontroledinburgh.co.uk to take care of them.

Still, I am constantly humbled by these mothers who are 10-20 years younger than me, yet have been mothers longer than me. They know what they’re talking about and they teach me so much. I never intended to wait until the age of 44 to have a baby, but that’s what happened. God had a plan and now I get it.

I also get that age doesn’t tell the whole story in a lot of ways. Wisdom has many faces. Common sense comes from many places. Kindness is innate. And a mother’s instinct is priceless.

Thanks, smart moms. You are my teachers.