Being the Mother of a Magical Child

As a single mom, everything is my responsibility. There have been times when I have felt so worn down and crippled by exhaustion, that the tears start falling and keep falling for hours.   I know I have narrowly avoided several potential nervous breakdowns. (Yoga and meditation help, and so do big hugs, and dance parties.) But the truth is, being a single mom is hard. And any single mom deserves respect and needs support.

Anyways, I could write, and write, and write about all the hardships I have dealt with as a single mom. My son’s dad, has not helped at all. There is no anger about this. Just sadness.. And acceptance.  In the past 5 years, I have received a grand total of  58 dollars in child support. There have been some real struggles. There have been some deep wounds. But this is life.  Life presents all of us with both challenges and blessings..

And in terms of blessings, without a doubt, my son has been the biggest blessing in my life. 

For the last 13 years, my life has been a constant adventure with my kid. I was pretty young when I had him, so in many ways, we have grown up together (and we continue to grow). Luckily, my son has the adventurous adaptable gypsy spirit (just like me).  So, we have had a lot of fun. We have lived all over the place. And experienced so much.  I am amazed at all we have done together.

Camping with my kid
Camping with my kid

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My son really is magical. And I am not just saying this because I am his mom.  If you know my son, you know what I say is true. He is mature, loving, thoughtful, intelligent, and handsome. Even when he was very young, you could see and feel wisdom radiating from his big brown eyes. Often, I think he teaches me more than I teach him. And in terms of maturity, without a doubt, he is far more mature than I am. 😉 My Buddhist teacher  told me “Marlin is not a normal child, he is a very special being.” I know what my teacher says is true.  My kid has special gifts (aka-magic).  

Marlin in the Azores..
Marlin in the Azores..

It is certainly his heart and warm caring behavior that are most important to me, but he is also one of the most talented artists I have ever known. He is a self-taught visual artist, and although born left-handed (like his dad), he has developed the  ability to draw equally well with both his left and right hands.

Marlin's art.. watercolors
Marlin’s art.. watercolors
Panda (Watercolors)
Panda (Watercolors)
Tiger (colored pencils)
Tiger (colored pencils)

He is also a talented performer.And an amazing singer. Marlin caught the ‘acting bug’ at a young age and has already been in 15 plays. In fact, right now he is rehearsing  for a solo he will sing on Saturday Feb 9th, for a fancy Gala honoring the famous Burt Reynolds.I am so proud of him.

Marlin as the Scarecrow in the Wizard of OZ
Marlin as the Scarecrow in the Wizard of OZ at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Marlin singing a Solo, as 'Star to Be' in Annie, at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Marlin singing, in Annie, at the Lake Worth Playhouse

Like I said, our life has been an adventure. Sometimes good, sometimes difficult..Never normal, but always with love.

Cheers to the amazing Marlin. And a big warm “Thank you” to everyone who has helped along our journey. I am truly grateful.

Cheers to Adventures with magic kids...
Cheers to Adventures with a magical kid…

Have a great day.. ~Yogini Tiff


2 thoughts on “Being the Mother of a Magical Child

  1. I love the tiger’s facial expression, especially in the eyes. Good luck to him on Feb 9th! 🙂

    On a different note, you inspire me. From the first time I came across your blog, i saw many similarities in you that i felt a connection, despite you not knowing who i am. I think you are an amazing being and i wish nothing but the best for you and your son. Peace and blessings, – Moon. 🙂

    1. Moon, I keep thinking about your comment, it truly means so much to me. Thank you so much.. and i am truly glad we have connected through the blogging world. 😉 peace and blessings. ~Tiff

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