Dearest Light of My Life,
As I write this my darling child, I see your face and your heart and want you to know that YOU ARE LOVED beyond measure!!! Wherever you are in the world right now there are people who love you without even knowing your name!! I am one of them! Your heart and soul matters to me! Your light in this world matters to me! Your voice matters to me!
This holiday season may find you somewhere you didn’t expect to be and that’s ok. My prayer for you is that you are safe, warm and fed. As both of my sons would say, I’m just a gypsy earth Mama, and I want you to know that I consider YOU one of my children.
This year I am starting new traditions. I moved to be closer to my oldest son and his wife this year so we are getting to plan for the holidays and make new traditions. We were just talking about what new and fun traditions we can start. I personally think a Christmas Eve cookie baking extravaganza would be fun. My youngest son, who lives in New York, is coming in for Thanksgiving. He and I share the journey of living in the LGBTQ community. I know how it feels to be an outcast because of who you love. I raised my sons to know that they are loved for exactly who they are – every single day – and to remember that there is always one person who loves them unconditionally. I extend that to you, Dear One. There are moms like me out here in the world who love you exactly as you are.
I know that holidays can be hard. Finding our way to places where we feel loved and celebrated is a difficult journey on a day to day basis. The holidays can make that feel so much bigger and deeper and it makes our hearts heavy sometimes. I want you to know that whatever you are feeling right now, this moment, is perfectly ok. It’s ok if you feel sad, afraid, alone, happy, mischievous, grinchy, homesick, joyous, hungry, lost, or nothing at all. I love you no matter what!!
Whatever label you need, I see you for who you are. A beautiful soul on this human journey and underneath it all, my heart is connected to yours and yours to mine. I celebrate your life, your voice, your creativity, your love, your identity, your heart, your mind, body and soul!! I CELEBRATE THE HUMAN BEING THAT IS YOU!!
Be gentle with yourself during this holiday season, and know that I am holding you in love and light during this time and all year round!