42 years ago today I came into this world. Born in a little dirt-floored cabin in the woods where my parents had temporarily parked the gypsy wagon.
Delivered by my father, with my five year old sister playing nurse. They named me Serena Melegra Ume De La Luz. Melegra meaning miracle and Ume meaning part you, part me - something that came into my dad's mind when he held me for the first time. "She's part you, part me!", he exclaimed to my mom. And so it was.
Today, as with every day of my life, I wonder at how I came to be. At what a miracle life is, no matter what we have or don't. And it's those thoughts that define me. That make me grateful for my roots that made me the person that I am today.
Life's a dance we learn as we go. Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow. Don't worry about what you don't know. Life's a dance we learn as we go... ~John Michael Montgomery