Today is my beloved mother Nermin Bezmen's birthday.
She is one amazing woman, a truly wonderful mom, and a gorgeous human being, inside and out. She has been a soft and gentle influence in our lives since childhood and was strong and confident enough to assume the quiet role.
She has proven her genius over and over again via her mothering, partnering, and writing. And the greatest of all is that she is all human: stubborn, vulnerable, and sometimes goofy :)
She is the reason I went into natural childbirth with such confidence and with no drugs at all, eyes wide open: I wanted to be conscious, awake and "there" when welcoming my baby into this world. I wanted to be an active participant in her journey, helping her while she was transitioning from the warm darkness of my womb into the daylight and oxygen. I wanted her to grow up, like I did, hearing stories about how magically beautiful it was becoming her mother. I wanted her story to be around not pain, fear, doctors and drugs, but around love, womanhood, letting go, and confident vulnerability.
As women, we draw our strengths from our mothers. We learn what to become and what not to become from our mothers. We learn our sense of community, femininity, ability, and sacrifice from our mothers. We, in the end, become our mothers.
I am truly blessed that she is my mother and that my 3 year old baby girl has the privilege of knowing her, loving her, being loved by her and calling her "my friend" :)
Annecim, seni tum kalbimle seviyorum, iyi ki varsin. Shaya'm seni taniyabildigi ve senin "arkadasin" olabildigi icin cok cok cok mutluyum! :)
My mom's best selling novels have been translated into numerous languages, and the TV show "Kurt Seyit & Shura" based on her same-named novel is currently a hit in Turkey, expected to do just as well in neighboring countries where it's scheduled to start viewing on major TV channels. I look forward to the day her novels will be on the US market as well, so the readers of this great country can also travel into the magical world she has created between the covers of her books and appreciate what a wonderful mom I've got! :)
Happy Birthday Mama! I Love you from the bottom of my heart!
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