Twenty-Three Years Ago…

Written by on November 30, 2005 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

…I gave birth to my first child. This year she gave me my first grandchild. Soon, I will be going to her house and make the rice balls, onigari, my mother used to make for me. We will talk, and admire her little baby. My youngest daughter who adores her big sister will give Dionna the special birthday present she made for her last night, and I will know there is nothing I can give my child, now a woman, that will come close to the wonderful blessing she has been to me.

You know, I’ve been involved in so many causes throughout my life and have thought so many things were important, and a number of them actually were…but when you come right down to it, the greatest joy and the most important things in my life have always been my children.

On my life’s journey, I have not always been so mindful of that, nor have I always been successful in conveying this to them. But I know this is so. Even in my darkest places, there was never a doubt I loved them or just how important they were to me…there were times, when it was the thought of them that pulled me through…

In being truer to myself, I endeavor each day to be truer to my children.

Dionna and I just this past Thanksgiving, and I truly am grateful for her!

Happy birthday, Dionna. I love you.


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About the Author

About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .


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