Kids weren’t originally part of our plan. My husband and I were focused on our careers and our shared passion for travel. For many years, we were very happy with it being just the two of us. But over time, we found our attitude towards parenthood begin to change, and we began wondering if being a Mom and Dad was something we wanted to experience too. Eventually, we were blessed with two beautiful daughters who amaze us every day. I am so grateful that I was able to experience the role of motherhood. But let me tell you … it’s not rainbows and butterflies every day either.
There were days when I had been up all night with a fussy baby and puke in my hair and no idea when was the last time I showered because the days all rolled together. Moments where I wanted to cry along with my baby. And sometimes it is in those moments when you gain the greatest clarity. This is what happened to my good friend, Christine Havey Smith, author of From Three Feet Off the Ground.
One significant day, tensions bring Christine to the floor, and the go-getter girl sees how she has misplaced pieces of herself in the midst of motherhood. Suddenly all she wants is to explore the possibility of being instead of trying to be everything. Join Christine as she follows her toddlers in a humbling yearlong lesson on how to see the world. It is the heart song of a mother making life-changing discoveries with a view from three feet off the ground. She sets out wanting to remember what it means to be amazed, be free, be attentive, be present and love without limits. What she experiences is the spiritual discovery of herself.
I loved her beautifully written book and drew inspiration from her illuminating story, which is why I am so honored to join Christine at the Empowering Mothers Benefits Brunch. This special event celebrates mothers and will help you redefine your sense of self-worth, your relationship with your finances and your outlook on healthy living.
Date: May 17, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Tin Roof Bistro’s Event Room in Manhattan Beach, CA
Cost: $25.00 proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles
You’ll enjoy a great meal and a lively presentation from myself, Christine and Stephanie Dreyer. Plus, you will have a chance to connect with other moms and daughters.
The proceeds from the event will benefit the Good Shepherd Shelter where women and children go to rebuild and relearn after escaping abuse. The shelter provides a fully stocked and furnished apartment for women and children who need a safe home while they rebuild their lives. And when these women and children are ready to go out on their own, they take everything in the apartment with them to help make the transition a bit easier. It’s an amazing organization and one that I am happy to support. You can learn more about them at the Good Shepherd Shelter website.
I appreciate you helping me spread the world about the brunch and hope that any of you living in the LA area can come celebrate mothers with us. I’d certainly love to meet you!
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