Before becoming a parent I imagined all the things I would teach my daughter.
After she arrived, it only took a minute to recognize she was teaching me. I created this memoir of the powerful spiritual lessons that came through her in her first couple of years.
Here is the text of the book we wrote together.
Natalie’s message to me:
I came to the world full of love.
I came to the world full of trust.
I came to the world full of joy.
I came to the world full of hope.
I came to the world full of wisdom.
I came to the world full of courage.
I came to the world filled with Spirit.
I came to the world as a tiny acorn, already possessing inside me everything I need to become the mighty oak.
I came to the world with everything I need.
I came to the world to teach you about love, trust, joy, hope, wisdom, courage, faith, and abundance.
My response to her message:
I came to the world to learn about love, trust, joy, hope, wisdom, courage, faith and abundance – through my love for you. I am grateful for every lesson. Now I know I have everything I need.
Nothing has changed me more, or given me more powerful life lessons that the privilege of parenting. Being in the energy of such a sweet spirit healed a lifetime of pain and sorrow, and was worth everything I went through on the journey, many, many times over. I have continued to learn and grow; more lessons came through the years, and I have no doubt she still has more to teach me. My only parenting advice – quit trying to teach and take time to learn. Be open to the lessons. My biggest lesson by far? Gratitude.
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