Mar 072014

People you’re connected with and even related to should never be taken for granted.

Recently I had my aunt and grandmother visit for the weekend and though I always respected both I knew very little of each. We were never in a close quarters scenario which allowed us to really understand who each other are. This opportunity was well overdue and equally fabulous.

Learning about my history through my grandmother gave me a whole new appreciation for who she is and where I’m from. An immigrant from Holland, I always thought my grandmother moved to Canada as a little girl only to find out she moved after marriage not knowing a word of English.

And my aunt imparted wisdom for my future. Retired young, my aunt lived the life I’ve been directed towards and, though she may not have been aware, was making me realize my own self worth and shift my own path to success.

A lot has been happening lately and I know it’ll all come together. Knowing I have at least three great women in my family motivates me even more to forge a path that’s unique and my own. Even though I may not know everything, my grandmother didn’t know English when she came and she still succeeded.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland
author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm

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