And my knee jerk reaction is to say for my kids.
But Goddess knows I am a fierce protector of them.
It's one of the many reasons I started homeschooling.
As my daughter steps into adulthood she's not really
in need of a fierce protector.
My role is transitioning into the gentle guidance of
a friend and for the most part we're both adjusting
to this change with grace and ease.
And I will continue to be fierce in making sure my son's needs are taken care of
until he takes his ginger steps into adulthood as well. As is sometimes the case with wishcasting, I felt the need to dig deeper so I turned to the dictionary for another look at the word 'fierce'.
In addition to the meaning 'having or displaying an intense
or ferocious aggressiveness', fierce can also mean 'showing a heartfelt
and powerful intensity'.
And then a quote came into my email this morning holding the answer:
When you truly possess all that you have been and done,
which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.”
~Florida Scott Maxwell
Everything that has happened to me good, bad or otherwise
has made me into the person I am today. If any one thing was different,
I wouldn't be the 'me' I am right now.
I strive to improve myself as much as I can every day, but I can honestly
say I really dig the me I am right now with all my imperfections.
So I wish to fiercely claim the events of my life;
Everything that's happened to me
Everything that's happened 'for' me
All the things I've done and chosen not to do
In claiming these events I claim myself...in all my imperfect perfection.