Some people have a hard time with the idea when I say at least one of my exes was a soulmate. And I think it is a misconception that soulmates always get along or never drive us crazy. This myth was probably started by the same people who started the myth about a "perfect" marriage never having a disagreement. It just isn't realistic. What makes a great marriage is the ability to work through it and be loving and respectful. And a soulmate?
Well sometimes they are like a wrecking ball to knock you back on course when you are losing your way. Sometimes they are the people that push your buttons and make you take a look at that shadow side of yourself so you can grow and bloom into the version of you that can make your dreams come true. Other times they are the gentle, loving, guiding voice that helps you dust off and let's you be vulnerable and encourages you to keep being you above all else.
My husband is one of my soulmates. I met him before we ever met in person but that is a story for another time. We do not have a "perfect" marriage but we have a great one that we are both willing to work at to keep it that way.
The soulmate I want to talk about today is my mom. I would not have made it this far in life without my mom's support, love, and gentle nature that nurtured me. She is a pillar of support and always just a call away. I talk to her every day Whether I need parenting advice, to vent, or just to hear about how her day is going; she is there.
She is my hero and someone I can look up to, not because of any false pillar I have built for her, but because of the beautiful person she is inside and out.
I'm so grateful that I was blessed with such a great mom. I'm grateful to have someone who has accepted me for me since the day I was born. I'm grateful for all we have in common and all we have different that makes our relationship strong. I'm grateful for her patience. I'm grateful for all she has taught me, both through words and actions. I'm grateful to get to celebrate another birthday with my mom and try to make it special just like she always made mine special growing up. I'm grateful for all my soulmates no matter the role they played. And I'm grateful for the beautiful path I get to travel each day.
Who are your soulmates? Who has made the biggest impact in your life? Who would you call every day?
May today let us see and appreciate the role of soulmates in our lives. May we honor the ones who have been with us for the duration. Have a beautiful day!