For a very very very long time, we have been wanting to implement classes for little girls, preteens and teenagers. We have done some little "test" classes...but last week...we did a mother/daughter weekend....and it was WONDERFUL...and it was so successful, that you can expect in the next year to see LOTS of online classes for girls...and especially targeted to do together as mother/daughter.
It really is amazing how receptive these girls are to this curriculum and material...I mean..they really really really get it....they do. They are thirsty for it and they LOVED IT. During our share time, they had insights that brought tears to my eyes...they are so much smarter, sensitive and full of individuality, hopes and dreams than I even imagined they would be. They are just like we are....just littler.
I LOVED the conversations going on...I LOVED the interaction between the mothers and the daughters...I LOOOOVED the way they talked about their art to each other....I LOVED most of all, the way they had such conviction about what they made, and what it meant, once they were done. I love how they believed in WHO THEY ARE, and WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF. I loved hearing about their hopes and dreams. I want to help them keep this spark before whatever it is that happens, happens...that thing that steals the spark from so many girls once they become women.....and how they have to fight to get it back. I want to help them to never really lose it........they are such beautiful and powerful little souls.
So many wonerful things happened that week for all of us. To be able to be a part of this sealed the deal for me.....that we MUST be here for each other...WE MUST remind each other of all of the things that we forget. We MUST take responsibility for the protection and teaching of our daughters and our friend's daughters....we must make sure that they know what they need to know...and that they get to keep shining..that their lights stay lit...we need to do all that we can to make sure that nothing blows their lights out...and when it does happen...that they have tools to know what to do about it.
Girls are powerful, amazing and strong. Boys are too........I love my boys...oh how I love my boys...but there's something so special and unique and sparkling about the soul of a girl......how her heart is so full of love and promise...and nurturing and enthusiasm.....we are just like these little girls, we are just bigger...older....we are still just like them. We just have adult stuff to deal with now.
It was a spectacular, special and unforgettable couple of days.
Much will come from it.
We want to make it so that you can do this too....share this kind of stuff with the special girls in your life....make sure they know what they need to know, and in the process, make sure that you get reminded of what you need to know...so that we can all just keep reminding each other...
Life is good...
Life is beautiful...
We are all so full of this goodness and beauty, all of us.
We are all so different...
We are all so important...
We all need each other so much...we need each other's kindness, we need each other's support, we need each other's wisdom and strength and stories.
We all have so much to give.
We all have so much to learn and to experience.
We all have so much that we can do.
ALL OF US.
I love what I do.
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.