So here I am riding this roller coaster of divorce. I felt that I have been doing very well. I refuse to play the games with the children’s emotions and how they view the other parent. I just wish the other parent would learn the same…. Bump….
Well Niamh has had one hell of a Birthday party we invited 20+ girls to it and about 14 of them showed up. Not a bad turn out she was over the moon. The Cake was a huge hit!
Gabriel and Hezekiah were great helpers in the fact that they let her have this day and helped make it one she will never forget. I am so proud of the Boys. 12 bags of candy went in the pinata, it was so fun watching the girls beat that senseless. Lollies were everywhere.
We ended the weekend with a fun bike ride in the park had a few lessons on not comparing one person to another as each person is special in there own right.
Working on this lesson…
“The following incident took place when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were not modest. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:
When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.
My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”
He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.” Source: Taken from the book: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes.”
Why you might ask “well why teach that?” that is a story for another time and day when life has calmed down a bit.
Moral compass when not taught might lead to unexpected results.