Friday, August 13, 2010

A visit with my mom - OM [one moment] meet up #17

My mom is visiting from Colorado. She hasn't been here in 2 years although we had visited her during that time. I have a unique, for lack of a better word, relationship with her. Many hours have been spent trying to understand it. Many tears have been shed trying to change it.  I'm finally beginning to accept it for what it is after 44 years.
Mom (23), me (5), brother (a few months)

My mom is Vietnamese (her mom is 1/2 Chinese). She met my father during the Vietnam war when she was 16. She married my dad, left her family, and came to this country at 17. She had me at 18. She's had a very different life than I will ever know. If I told you any more, I'd be writing a book.

My moment came this week when I realized that after all these years we dance around each other just as we did when I was a child. I found comfort in that. I found myself remembering my years living in the same house with her and I realized that nothing has changed. Without judgment of the dance itself, there is a great sense of relief realizing that I can't change it and that it simply is.

What was your 'one moment' this week? What took you out of your present moment and made you accept, release, smile?

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