I am still basking in the euphoria of the royal wedding conducted in England between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the weekend.
Being a mother, my attention was on Meghan’s mum – Doria Ragland. I think of what she may have gone through all the days of her life leading up to the date of her daughter’s wedding to one of the most notable families of the world.
The lesson for me from both Meghan and her mum is that your past does not determine your future. Being a divorcee, from a single parent household, of mixed race, an actress, from a different country, older than Harry, all the things that years ago would have been an absolute NO! NO! in the way of this relationship moving forward. On the beautiful side of things, one can clearly see that Meghan herself is beauty personified both from within and without.
Her entire life through all the ups and downs has always been working towards goal achievement. Fulfilling a purpose bigger than herself and because she was able to identify her personality from childhood, the ups and downs did not get her. She WON!
I celebrate the warm hearted, fun loving, free spirited Prince Harry himself for bringing diversity to the royal family. His name is firmly charted in the story of life. Meghan’s mum today is no longer an obscure face in the background of women struggling through life. The seeds of honor and dignity, love and care implanted in her child since childhood has come to harvest. It’s like living a dream.
Our knowledge of who we are is so vital in how far we get in life. Our past was just to shape our character for the challenges of the future. More like muscle building technique. Don’t let the past hold you down. Rise and shine!
You hold the Key!! Congratulations once again to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.