I belong to a group called “micro preemie moms.” It’s one of my titles 😊.

Sarina is a micro preemie.

A micro baby is a baby born before 26 weeks gestation.
Sarina was born at 24 weeks.

Today a mother in the group asked to send the last picture of being pregnant with our micro baby.

I have this pic in my favorites. Sarina often asks to see it. It was

I know to the second what I felt and thought and of course where I was taken eight days before Sarian was born. On my second anniversary.

🦋 Hopeful.
💓 Happy.
🦋 Expecting.
And
🌕 Full of WELTVERTRAUEN, a perfect German word for trust and confidence into the universe.

It took me many years to gain the last one back.

Because I am the mother of this extraordinary young woman called Sarina and an advocate for living a mindful life I cannot let this sit here without answering this questions:

💎 How did I do it?

Which brings  forward the question:

💎 Do you know who my most significant teacher was?

💎 Who was picking me up each time I crushed?

My soul’s companion and best friend is called Yoga.

💡 Yoga taught me that the obstacles on our path are the path.

Boy does that hit home when I fight against yet another obstacle I have to overcome.

Everything I need I learn on and off my mat by seeking an authentic life with huge pockets of joy and adventure and silence and acceptance embedded within.

It’s  written in the Yamas and Niyamas, my Yoga friends you know what they are. And for you my friends who don’t, they are the ten guidelines every Yoga practice should be built upon. Well, every life should:

⭐️The five Yamas teach us:
How to behave in the world. Nonviolence. Truthfulness. Nonstealing. Moderation. Nonpossessiveness.
⭐️The five Niyamas teach us:
How to act with ourselves. Purity. Contentment. Self-discipline. Self-Study. Surrender.

They are my mirror at night when I reflect on how well I have participated in my life no matter how stuck I felt.

🙏🏼I bow my head to this one.

Today my micro preemie is 27 years + a few months old.

No matter how challenging it is at times,  I take action every day and choose to be:

Hopeful.
💓 Happy.
Expecting.
And
🌕 Full of WELTVERTRAUEN, a perfect German word for trust and confidence into the universe.