Thank you so much for the support so far and I hope you will continue to take the Soulance Wellness journey with me.
The post today will be a personal one… ♥
I am a newlywed. Not only does this mean I have an AWESOME husband, but I also have gained awesome “step-kids” (though I’m not a fan of that word because I treat them as I would my own) and some cool in-laws. Also, I don’t think it matters at all but I am in an interracial marriage. The only reason I even mentioned aloud that my marriage is “interracial,” is because getting to know my in-laws has been a very colorful and dynamic process (and it’s ongoing). My Mother/Father in-law are immigrants to the USA and English is their second language. They were born and raised in Cambodia. My husband was raised speaking the Khmer language and also Buddhist. His family is rich in culture and cultural practices – all of which are completely new and foreign to me. I was raised 100% Christian American speaking only English. Talking with my new parents is not easy, as I don’t know any Khmer and their English is far from perfect. Nonetheless, we are still building our relationship and our actions towards each other actually speak way more that our words ever could.
Why am I (a very private person) telling you all of this?
We are all raised in different ways. There are many languages and religions, but one tiny thing is universal:
Family can be blood related, your spouse and in-laws, or ANYONE you want it to be! I consider my best friends my family. That’s the beauty of family. It doesn’t matter where you are from, your color or what religion you practice, love is an universal language. Anyone can feel the richness of love and family, if you give yourself the freedom to love yourself and be open to the love of others.
Give it a try.
I never said that love or family will be perfect, but that is why LOVE is a daily choice.
I choose to love – What about you?
Very Truly Yours,
#FeelingTheSoulanceGLOW #loveGLOW #keepShinning
-A sneak peak of our parasailing adventure in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. Hang Loose.