What surprises you most about being a mom?
The most surprising thing about being a mom is that, over time, my sons and granddaughters have become my teachers. When a difficult situation arose with them, most of the time it was because of something I had to work on: an attachment, some insecurity, some fear. They have taught me to see the world from a different perspective and to connect with my inner child. It is because of them that I have moved on, even with the death of my second son.
Who has been impactful in your journey as a mother? What lessons do you carry with you and share often through motherhood?
My mother was my greatest example and inspiration in my life. She raised my brother and me alone. On several occasions, she worked during the day and then spent the night with me in the hospital for my surgeries. She was a great fighter who never gave up under different circumstances. That’s what I learned from her. To be strong, fighter, and resilient.
How has being a mom shaped your life?
I rediscovered with my children forgotten facets of my childhood that should be maintained in adulthood, such as spontaneity, curiosity, the ability to surprise, innocence, or trust.