Who helped you become the person you are today? For many of us it was our mom, aunt, sister, teacher or friend.
I was raised by my mom who was and will always be my best friend. Full of laughter, wisdom, a discerning eye, fun, clever and deeply perspective. The three words, "never give up" were instilled in me at a very young age. Everything I am is because of her. Dad had a wondering eye and then some, but she stayed with him until she had her baby then showed him the door and never looked back. This lady knew what she wanted and I could see her crafting her plan.
My mom was fiercely determined to do what had to be done. She cleaned people's houses when I was very small in order to buy me a pair of shoes and worked 2 - 3 jobs as I got older to ensure our future as well as support her passion for clothes. My love for fashion came from mom. She knew style, how to dress her petite frame, and she never paid full price for anything. She would come home with bags of clothes excited to share how she had figured out the final cost before she walked into the store. She was a survivor and a protector of anything she loved. She fought for the underdog, despised injustice and whenever she could, she righted the wrong.
While we were both strong-willed women and locked horns at times, our love for each other triumphed over any momentary squabble. As far back as I can remember, mom always cheered me on, regardless of what I set out to do; she told me I was the best and that I could do anything. Her spirit was always positive, her soul always peaceful, but God help the person who did her wrong. God gifted me with an extraordinary mother. I am so honored and thankful to be a part of this woman. I miss her so, but smile when I think about the fun times we shared together. Life is good!
This Mothers Day, let's not just celebrate our moms but also celebrate the women who inspired us to become the wonderful women we are today.
Thank you so much for joining us today!
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