Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, was born in Namibia. During her childhood she befriended many wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant called Abu and a leopard nicknamed J&B. She was embraced by the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, as well as how to speak their language.
"We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice."
Today I have brought one of my beautiful twinnies to a University Open Day. Besides the fact that I remember vividly the moment they were born, & time has flown & I’m going to be a crazy empty-nester before I’m thirty… How awesome are the fortune cookies they’re handing out?
"Motherhood is a hallowed place because children aren’t commonplace. Co-laboring over the sculpting of souls is a sacred vocation, a humbling privilege. Never forget."
While I’m not particularly religious, this line really spoke to me. It’s from ->here<-