Leonie gives me permission.
Time and time again, she gives me permission to live my life in a way that simply feels right to me. To feel what I am feeling. To buck the trend if that is what my soul yearns for. Why we need this permission I don't know, but boy do we release a whole heap of crap when we get it! And then we can get on with living our lives.
I am not a mama - yet - and my family does not look the same as many other people of my age out there, but here is what rocked my world today:
so often we see evidence of what a family looks like in order to be
whole or true or right.
And I think that’s bollocks.
A family looks like what it looks like.
A family can have one parent or four parents, zero kids or twelve. Kids can
be human or they can be fur babies. They can come out our vag or cut out from
our bellies or given to us through the belly of another woman or found at an
animal rescue place or that sweet little face pressing their nose through to us
at a pet shop. Family can be a group of people who love each other who pledge to
stick it out together for life. Family can be extended or it can be tiny. It can
be loud or it can be soft and quiet.
Family is just about belonging. Belonging to our selves, belonging to each
other, building bonds with our hearts.
We each get to choose what is right for us.
Did I think that this would happen at this time in my life? Nope!
Did I think I would be married and with children by the time I was 37? Yup!
Am I content with my life exactly as it is right now? You betcha!
There are 5 family members in this house to love one another - 5! - and neither myself nor my Mum could cope at this time were it 3 other humans that we were sharing this house with! So here we are. Working with what we've got. Making the very best of the opportunity to connect during this time, to do things we might not have done were we not living together, to grow, & to expand our wealth by living together.
Thank you Leonie for helping me to relax around that. For encouraging me to celebrate my family. I love this kooky family of mine!