August is here and my goal to Get In Tune is in full effect. I don't want August to be a sad month for me I want it to be a month of honor, celebration and reflection.
Not too long ago, I saw a little girl in the grocery store with her mom. It was clear her mom was going through chemo therapy and my heart just sank for them. The little girl looked like she was around 12 years old. And all I could do in that moment was be thankful. Thankful that I had my mom for thirty three years because not everybody gets that much time. Although my time with my mom seemed short to me, it was so amazing, meaningful and beautiful.
I always told my husband, when we have children I want to start a bunch of family traditions. And I'm feeling like August needs to be a month where we have family traditions to honor my mom's legacy every year. I'm not sure what I'm going to do just yet, but her birthday is the 15th and I'm sure I'll come up with something. Meanwhile, I want this month to be a time where I'm able to take the time reflect on my life, make changes if need be and celebrate all the things that I am thankful for.
I've learned over the years that when I really need a boost of energy, counting my blessings around me, even if it's something really small and simple, always helps me from going to a low place.
I'm beginning to get excited about this month because I expect growth and getting closer to a new place of peace. This month, my goals are to go the extra mile for my health, my marriage (b/c the rookie parent romance struggle is real) and also finishing up some new music.
My mom would like all of that. And I do to. I carry her light with me, but I also understand that I have a light of my own that I have to be responsible with. So when I shine, she shines no matter what.
My mom always wanted her children to live our lives as full as possible, which is why all three of us are so creative, and I'm determined not to let her down.
My prayer is that August is full of more smiles than tears and when they do fall, it'll cleanse my soul in a beautiful way to continue on stronger and wiser with more peace to pass on to those who long for it too.