Here To Be
There are no words for how exposed I felt in this moment. I stood in front of everyone at the lululemon Immersion and I spoke my purpose statement. The one I had ninety seconds to write.
The moment I stepped into stage I pictured Baby A and I felt the last year and a half swell up inside of me. I showed my underbelly, absolutely nothing polished or inauthentic about it. I was shaking, heart beating out of control, tears running down my face. Hot mess express. But also fully human.
This is what I said:
I’m here to be a stand for authenticity and for soulfulness. For walking your talk.
A stand for the unconventional path to motherhood through foster care.
A stand for opening to uncertainty and impermanence with wide open arms. For growing your heart extra big and using up all of it.
A stand for being uncomfortable. For the introverts who have too much to say and do to sit back and be quiet.
A stand for family that encompasses way more than blood.
Here to be. For me and for you too.