Kir is a busy Mom of twin boys who is honest and heartfelt about rising above a difficult childhood, struggling with infertility, navigating parenthood, and embracing life. She has a huge heart which shines through in all she writes and she is always good for a laugh (or five). Her honesty is envious and her take on life, a constant reminder to be our best selves in every situation. Did I mention she also LOVES CUPCAKES?? A girl after my own heart.
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Wish away Kir..........
Meg asked me to write for her and I was so struck with the invitation. Honestly, I am surprised when anyone asks me to write for them, it truly humbles me and I gush and say YES and then try my very best to give them my best.
Thank you so much Meg for asking me to be here, to share my wishes and share your space.
I am so happy to be here today.
Wishes, they are so magical aren’t they? Just like the Pixie dust that Izzy of the Neverland Pirates holds or the Ruby Slippers in the Wizard of Oz, or the wands in those delightful Harry Potter movies, wishes come from a little work, a little faith and a whole lot of magic.
I myself am a great believer in all of it and so I come here 3 wishes and a heart full of whimsy and wonder.
If I could WISH, if I could make it all come true with a prayer in my heart here is what I would say:
I want to be grateful for all the things I’ve been through, to know that there are lessons in the journey. While I embrace my past with the good and bad stuff, I often wish that my heart and head would reconcile it. My childhood of violence was actually not something that I want to wish away; instead I would rather own it and know that along my journey I have nothing to prove and nothing to hide when I meet people and am unsure about what to show them.
I truly wish I’d known that things would work out, that I’d never have to live in fear again of being left or being hit or being taken for granted.
And I wish I would have never blamed myself for anything. It was all lessons, it was all leading me toward the Kirsten of today and even mistakes would be worthy. I followed my heart a lot and that is one thing I will never wish away.
I wish there was more time.
More time to just stop and live in this moment; more time and patience to just sit with my children and not have to think ahead or behind to anything that needs to be done. I wish that I could stop time and have more MOMENTS with family, friends, my writing and myself.
I would love more money or opportunities, but they are hollow offerings. Today, I just wish for more TIME, for the clocks to stop and offer me a lifetime of opportunities to laugh, to bask and giggle. Instead of wishing away the hours of a job or a tantrum, I wish for an endless period of instances where I can keep trying to get it right.
More Hugs, More Love, More Patience, More Naps, More Motivation, More Authenticity.
Well it’s my Harry Potter moment isn’t it? Or maybe my Aladdin moment?
And I have to admit, I’m more than a little giddy with the chance to make a wish like this.
I wish for Peace, I wish for a time in our country when judgments and bullying don’t exist. A place where my sons can grow up knowing that they can be special and make others feel that way too without competition. I wish for LOVE to have more worth than material things.
I wish my family was always healthy and happy.
I wish I could see my name on the cover of a book.
I wish I could retire in Cape May, NJ with my handsome husband and have a house big enough to welcome my sons and their families (my grandchildren!!!). I’d love to wake and drift off to sleep with the sound of the ocean and the love of my family surrounding me.
Soooo…send the Pixie Dust! ;)
Oh Meg, thank you so much for letting be here with you today. You are dear, sweet friend and I am so thrilled you asked me to share my wishes.