Not so much a Marty Adventure update but something to share that certainly plays a role in my Marty Adventure experience. (If you are connected to me or Yoga with Lora through social media you may have seen this already.)
Today is the 12th anniversary of my sister Andrea's passing. Many of you know that she passed from Inflammatory Breast Cancer, at the time, a rare and aggressive form. She was diagnosed while breast feeding her second child Lincoln, at the age of 8 months old. (Her oldest Nolan was just about 2 1/2 years old.) From diagnosis to passing was only about 14 months. She spent her last 5 weeks in the wonderful care at the Hospice resident building in Windsor. (They are amazing!)
As you can imagine, for our family to have had this experience, and to first hear about Marty... naturally it brought all kinds of stuff up. Which is why it was so important for me at the beginning to be very clear about how I was going to move through my experience, mind, body and spirit. Where I chose to place my thoughts and my focus, and what emotional or vibrational space I wanted to be in more often than not, were the things that I had (and have) control over. Which is why I was very selective in who I told at the beginning. And look at me now! :)
After 12 years I continue to be amazed at how one life can positively affect so many others, both directly and indirectly. Even after that life, as we know it, ceases to be.
Every time I am coaching a client, or interacting with the Yoga with Lora community, part of my inspiration for doing what I do comes from my sister, who she was, and how she chose to experience life and illness.
Every time I am with her amazing boys I know that part of the depth of my love comes from my love for her, and her love for them.
Every time I feel the excitement of life’s possibilities, or am feeling appreciation for life itself, or celebrating a magical moment (and in my life there are LOTS of magical moments!), I think of her and how through her life experience I learned the gift of laughing, loving, and living. (And how she no doubt continues to celebrate along with us all when we are in those moments.)
Andrea, my sister, my friend. I love you always. And am forever grateful for having you in my life.
I continue to be a deliberate, present, and connected person in my life because of what you inspired within me. And I continue to share what I know, what I have learned through you and through my own life, with others.
Towards the end of your time here with us I told you that your purpose here will be bigger than you could have ever imagined, and that you and I would continue to make a great team. And that we have.
Thinking of you, celebrating you, and loving you. Today and every day. ❤️❤️
LAUGH ~ LOVE ~ LIVE