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Tuesday, May 23, 2017MsAvaBella

Mother's day with my family was amazing. 

Of course, Sunday began with service at Paseo Baptist Church and then we ended our day at one of our favorite restaurants, Brio Tuscan Grille on the Country Club Plaza.

I got to spend some much-needed family time with "the parents" and the boys. I can't really put into words the feeling I get from the memories we've been making recently. 

I often talk about the struggle to balance life as an artist and mom here on the blog. I have to admit that, yes, it has been difficult at times to convey exactly what the heck I do to my parents - and my children for that matter. After all of the sometimes very heated discussions, I must say that my family is without a doubt the reason I continue to pursue my dream. 

It ain't easy! Touring, living clear across the country, and spending just about all the incoming funds on a dream is sometimes hard to explain. Somewhere in between self-doubt and sometimes, downright fear, we have found a way to make it work!

I take my hat off to every artist, who happens to be a single parent, out here trying to press on toward their dreams - it is not a simple task. At first, folks will think you have lost every last bit of your mind. It's ok. You will find your rhythm. You will fall into it as easy as you create your next artistic offering - I promise! 

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There may not always be accolades. You may attend many events, open mics, or concerts and never be recognized. As my sister always says, 'keep pressin'. Make every naysayer, nonbeliever, side-eyeing individual be the battery in your back to keep it movin'. 

For me it's the folks in this picture; more than that, it's for myself.

I hope you celebrated this past Mother's Day for yourself, or with your mom. Now I have a question...

What's your reason why?


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