Thursday, March 8, 2018

On International Women's Day...

It is International Women's Day. I pay tribute to women all over the world who have made a difference.

Today, I am thinking about the amazing women who have mentored me. 
There are so many women who have touched my life from near and far who have empowered me and shaped my life in positive ways. Maybe some of them will show up in a March blog post.

For now, I want to mention six very special women who have been there for me. They have been so much a part of my life from the day I was born until now. Their strength, courage and integrity have shaped me. My heart is full as I think about them today. They have been a gift.

My grandmothers, my mother, my sisters and my daughter - strong women whose lives are woven into the fabric of who I am. They taught me to

     love unconditionally,
     work hard, 
     serve others,
     find joy,
     enjoy the wonders of the garden,
     read with intensity,
     be brave,
     live past the pain,
     push through the hard days,
     find beauty in nature,
     have courage,
     move beyond struggles,
     live with lonliness,
     love with an open heart, 
     cherish the small moments,
     be strong,
     work hard,
     love God,
     live with integrity.

Thank you to these amazing women. I am better because of you.