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“Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.”

Karl Von Clausewitz

Four months ago a friend of mine from Brown invited a group of us to Cabo for a weekend getaway.

I was thrilled.

The twins would be 11 months old and I could scoot away for a few days easily!

They’d be fine.

So would Madison (13), Sagey (7) and Phoenix (4).

Philippe was a love and said wholeheartedly, “You should go! We’ll be fine. I’ll just hunker down and camp out here with the five kids for the weekend. We’ll have fun!”

He booked my tickets on points that night, and I was ecstatic.

My friends AND a beach!

Amazing.

I’ve never left my five kids. Ever.

This would be big.

Fast-forward two months.

I looked ahead in my ical as I was scheduling a video shoot for Foodforthought.com, and saw CABO in pink (of course) on March 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th.

My stomach dropped.

Dropped.

A feeling of dread filled my body as my heart sank.

Whhhhhhhuuuut?

Stomach dropped?

Dread?

Heart sank?

A reaction like this I did not expect.

“What’s going on?” I asked myself.

“Why the dread? Why the pit in my stomach? What’s the fear?”

Then it hit me––my fear spoke loud and clear, “My twins aren’t going to be ready for me to leave them in 8 weeks . . .they’re still nursing five times a day! How can I leave them? How can they go four days without nursing, and without Mommy?”

When I saw my ex-husband the next day I mentioned my ambivalence about the trip (he knows all of the friends from Brown with whom I was slated to getaway).

“Oh, yeah, reunions like that are hard,” he said, and then he went into a whole thing about how this and that reunion with this and that friend turned out to be a drama because of this and that.”

“No,” I explained, “It’s not that at all. It’s that Dakota and Montana are nursing so much and I’m so blessed to be able to nurse twins so easily and I don’t want to leave them without nursing––and me! –– for four days and I don’t want to lose my breast milk.”

He continued on with more stories about reunions, as though he hadn’t heard a thing I’d said.

Some things never change. ;)

I ruminated about Cabo for a day or so––very unlike me at this point in my life after a lot of yoga and letting go. I usually have clarity quickly and if not, I let it go until the muddy waters settle, as the Tao recommends.

Then I asked the Universe for help, and I did let it go. I set an intention to stop thinking about it, and had faith that the answer would come.

My departure date for Cabo is now three days away.

I have no clarity.

On Saturday I thought I did.

I was talking with two of our servers at Prana Restaurant (eatatprana.com), and one of the servers said, “I don’t have kids, but I think you should go!” while the other, a new Supermom to a three-month-old son, told me she was heartbroken because she’d lost her breast milk while she’d had the flu for five days.

“You’re my divine intervention!” I told her. “I’m not going. I don’t want to lose my breast milk.”

But then that night, as I was falling asleep, my Spirit whispered, “Go. It’ll be OK. The twins will be fine. Face your fear. Dust off that breast pump and make sure it works and oh, buy a bathing suit because Girl, you ain’t got one that fits!”

Well, maybe my Spirit didn’t talk exactly like that, but that was the gist of it. ;)

(I’m a minimalist and have one bathing suit, and it’s the one I wore while pregnant with the twins, so a shopping trip would be necessary if Cabo were in the cards.)

Now if you’ve read my blog, you know that I ALWAYS listen to my Spirit.

Or almost always.

So why not now?

Why no clarity?

I’m not sure, but I will be.

At the perfect time.

That I DO know.

“Praise the bridge that carried you over.”

George Colman

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”

Meister Eckhart

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.”

Eileen Caddy

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.”

Anthony Robbins

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”

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Sarah Caldwell

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

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NEWSFLASH!

Soon you can read Super-mom’s words on BOSTONHERALD.COM.

It is with great joy and gratitude that I share with you that I am now officially a BOSTON HERALD blogger.

My blog, called BEST LIFE EVER, is debuting this week, so stay tuned.

I will blog frequently on BOSTONHERALD.COM and often include videos. I will also have a QUOTE OF THE DAY. You can find my blog in the LIFESTYLE section.

I will also be writing for THE BOSTON HERALD newspaper, so stay tuned for that as well.

Yes! Of course I will continue to write Super-mom.com. It’s near and dear to my heart, as is every one of you.

Love, light, and have the best day ever!

Namaste!

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli