My fascination with crystals and gemstones started when I was about this age. I remember attending the local Rock and Mineral Show and being blown away by the beauty of these treasures. I recently had the pleasure of hosting a birthday party for sweet Raya. The party was magical. She had themed it “Tea, Crystals, and Mindfulness”. It was really special to spend time with these sweet young ladies and teach them about their Astrological signs and birthstones. It brought me back to the mindset of innocence and awe. Having a childlike mind full of wonder. So, I’m in this place of seeing myself as a child and something happens that caught me off guard. One of our servers came to the table, and I knew her immediately. “Giovanna, did you used to live in Kansas City?”, I asked. She stated that she had and moved to AZ about 10 years ago. Woah, I had worked with this lovely woman at a steak house while in college. All of a sudden, I was 20 years old again. Now, seeing myself from an even different perspective. Remembering what it was like trying to make it on my own, without the help of my parents, and learning the value of a dollar. In the period of and hour, I had been taken through several flashbacks of my life. Coming up on a big birthday, I reflect with such gratitude. My life hasn’t panned out the way that I imagined it when I was 9 years old or even 20 years old, but that is what makes life so special. Our ability to adapt and change. I’m so grateful for Raya, Giovanna and the universe for showing me these lessons. May we always celebrate the journey of life.
Photo cred and Mother to the beautiful Raya and Tabi @jaimelroberts