I became a Mom early, I was 19 when I had Elana, Nanah Bear. I was blessed and lucky to have a supportive family around me.
My sisters Tombe and Theo taught me everything. They were there every step of the way. That’s why I say Nanah is our baby. I grew up quick! I didn’t have a chance to make immature mistakes or test the waters much.
I look back and see where we are now and Motherhood has added greatness to my life. I would not change the road I chose. My children have offered me joy and wisdom.
A PROUD CHANGE IN LIFE
I now do what is best for me, I had to learn what/who was toxic and separate myself. I realized that it’s okay to choose who is allowed in my circle. Part of my Greatness is being true to myself, keeping what works and removing what does not.
Personal growth is stepping outside of yourself and evaluating your current circumstances, devising a plan and putting it into action. Also, being able to see that there are changes that need to be made and to be willing to change them. Being Fearless, knowing that you may have to let go of some things and people to step into a better you, that is my personal growth.
DISPLAYING YOUR WORTH & VALUE
Be Genuine, when I walk out the door, I always make sure to grab my authentic self. “She” must always come along and be present. I give to the world what I want in return. So when I smile, laugh, frown or curse, you are getting the real me. :-)
Going back to school was a personal achievement. Deciding to continue a journey I began 10 years ago added new electricity to my life. When I left college I knew I was going to return but didn’t know when, so when I stepped into a classroom in 2010, there was a certain sense of accomplishment just for continuing what I said I would complete.
A MOTHER'S LOSS
The Adione’s Heart Foundation, is a major achievement. My family and I took a personal tragedy and changed it into a triumph. The Adione’s Heart Foundation was founded in memory of my son Adione, who was diagnosed with a severe Heart defect when I was 5 ½ months pregnant. Awaiting his final heart surgery Adione passed away at the age of two. He changed our lives.
Our foundation is geared to give comfort to families dealing with hospitalized children, also aid in spreading the message of heart health and heart disease awareness.
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GOD'S ANGEL.....R.I.P. ADIONEMy ALL time favorite quote is, “When people show you who they are, believe them.” Maya Angelou
People are such a major part of our lives, whether we want them or not. It’s important that we choose the right people to share our lives with. I’m a firm believer in believing you when you show me who you are, I do not try to make excuses or find the hidden truth. What you give me is what I take.
“Life was meant to be colorful.” Have some fun, let the people you love know you love them, don’t forget to laugh."
TRUTH LESSONS ON MOTHERHOOD
When my children speak, I have learned to listen. I know I know, many mothers run with the idea that our children should do as we say, honor us & listen to us. What I have learned from becoming a mother is that my children are constantly trying to tell me something, and there are messages within their messages and if I’m not listening I’ll miss it.
For example, My Lil’ Diva has a powerful voice she doesn’t like to be ignored, This use to happen often in the mornings, “Mommy I’m upset with you!” “Why LOLO??!” “Because I wanted to pack my snack myself!” To some, they “hear” her talking back. To me, I hear, Mommy, I want to be independent let me do this one on my own. But now I hear her, she packs her own lunch.
Also, as a mom I’ve learned that I am not here to put my children in a mold but to help them realize who they are and support them in their journey of becoming their authentic self.We all want our children to be happy and successful but sometimes that requires parents to strip away their idea of happiness and allow them to find their way. Give them the fundamentals, lead by example and allow them to add their own twist.
TRUTH LESSONS ON FRIENDSHIPLending a shoulder or your time. Giving hugs, sharing laughs being there not only when they want you but when they need you. As a friend sometimes it’s best to be an ear. I’ve learned to listen, sometimes our friends are not looking for the answer, they already have it, they just need someone to listen. I do not have all the answers but if you want the answers I do have, I’m more than happy to share as long as you don’t mind my honesty.
TRUTH LESSONS ON LOVELove is funny. It can come along unexpected or you can go and search but when it comes to love, it can’t be forced. Love has to work. You have to work on it and be honest with it. And if it doesn’t work, you have to learn how to place fear in a box, lay it at the doorstep and walk away.
There is no shame in walking away, only in staying in something that is not working. I’ve learned to be honest with love, love doesn’t work when you are not truthful, if something makes you unhappy communicate it, if something makes you happy communicate that too.
At my worst I am a stuffed animal, cute, cuddly but going absolutely nowhere (Doesn’t happen much). LOL
WRITTEN & EXPRESSED BY
ELLEN T. DEMPSTER
LOVE CONNECTS US TO GREATNESSEllen T. Dempter was brought into this world by a warrior spirit who is truly a woman filled with unconditional love & strength. It only makes sense that Ellen would be the definition of GREATNESS.
Her mind, heart & spirit can only exist where the greatest souls dwell. She is fearless with living through love. She is connected to her truth, which is how she stays connected to her greatness within. Ellen has that angelic, yet warrior spirit that can triumph in life.
Ellen is a beautiful soul who birthed beauty into this world to offer her love.
The priceless souls of this world are surviving off of the unconditional love, sacrifice & compassion that nurturers hold within their hearts. Life has taught me that you don't have to give birth to a child to be a mother.
You have to be a woman of strength who is filled with unconditional love so
strong that your compassionate soul has the utmost respect for the gift of life. Now imagine when you combine that with being blessed to carry life inside of you. It doesn't get any greater!
Ellen is beyond her years. What I love about her is that she is an authentic & open soul, who shows you that she is worthy. She embodies what it takes to not only tap into, but also display her greatness. Ellen is a lover of life & the kind of GREATNESS that will show rather than tell you who she is. Great souls not only recognize each other, but desire to stay connected to greatness. My heart, spirit & soul says, I SEE YOU ELLEN! I need to look no further than the stars in the sky to find where her soul dwells . She is pure truth & the beauty of greatness. ~Bindu