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HOPE by Kim Buskala

The interconnectedness I feel within my family unit can be so intense at times...

I ask myself to just step back and let them be individuals, let them walk their own path. The role of mother, leader of this tribe, says: "No, stay connected, feel what they feel, share the joy, the defeat, the laughter the tears. Walk in their shoes, strengthen our souls, become one: One family unit." So I do. Within all, what sometimes feels like madness, I do find time to quiet the mind, knowing the family will follow.

Hope
by Kim Buskala

Hope
I do
Love the role of Mother
I do
Honor She
I do
Feel a responsibility to nurture
I do
Take it seriously
I do
What serves this family unit
I do
Wish upon a star
I do
Find peace within nature
I do
Plan to leave no scar
I do
Is what I said when I accepted this role
I do
And will have done until my dying day
I do
Love, let live, and pray.
Photograph by Holly Ireland

Kim Buskala: I consider myself a free spirit, I fly by the seat of my pants. I have always known that I was going to be married and raise some awesome kids. That I have done. Married to a most forgiving, funny, loving man for thirty-one years and counting. I have also been privileged to stay home and raise two gorgeous daughters ages twenty-four and sixteen. I love nature and all it has to offer. To travel the seven seas from coast to coast, becoming one with culture is always a dream. Jamaica is my happy place where I feel most accepted and at home with myself and others. Africa is a place my heart longs to be, some day I will return and dance to the beat of their drums.” You may connect with Kim via Facebook here, or e-mail her: kbuskala@yahoo.com



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