im not your typical army parent, for my daughter Shezaf isn’t in America serving this country, yet chose to serve her country of origin, the place of her birth, Israel..Although she has spent her entire life here in Michigan from the cradle age of 7 months, it was there she chose to make her presence known and evolve into the strong lady she is becoming..
Watching from afar her journey prevail, there is a deep sensation of pride that over takes your heart and you forget about how far away you are from her, and how extraordinary it is to watch and marvel in her success..these are the moments of motherhood when you think back and remember when you didn’t know how anything would have worked out, and you acknowledge the road of faith and love now over spilling with complete joy..and fucking thank god that it all worked out thus far..
sometimes we push our children to act out our own dreams and beliefs regardless of their own desires and fantasy’s..we take it upon our self to mold them into mini me’s despite the fact that they are their own individual people with their own set of ambitions..However sometimes we have to act as an advocate while they are marinated in fear and push them to what they believe to be an extreme in order to wake them up and see all the beautiful happens of life around them..knowing your child is an essential requirement when pushing them to something you truly believe will be the deliverance they need for their ultimate success..
I have watched my child possess characteristics of courage, strength, endurance, unity, pride, stamina, self worth, self love, authentic bliss from the nudge she was given to fly and rely on the wings that would safely manifest from her leap of faith..the treasures she is creating for herself and her future are the essential connections that are a must in the evolution of your spirit and those around you..i am so happy that she is plugged into something more profound than that of anything else and the capabilities she discovering makes her smile radiate bigger and brighter than any thing I ever imagined..
so while I am an army parent to someone not serving “our” country, I am a proud parent of an American raised child with Israeli roots making a difference one step at a time, and am utterly and completely proud in a world where some would question or frown upon our choices..sometimes it take going backwards in life in order to unwind and restructure life as we once knew it, building the ability for future endeavors awaiting our mark and our arrival when we do decide to show up..peace love faith hope