I’ll start with my youngest daughter, who, at twenty years old, holds a full time job for our fine city, goes to college and is now moving into a place of her own with her girlfriend. She, at this very young age, is living her life true to herself. (Something so many of us women have taken much longer to do.) She and her girlfriend do not allow the small minds of some to hold them back, they do not give in to judgement or hate, they do not allow the ignorance of some to bully them into living a life that would be anything other than what honors their souls. They are paving the way for all the young women behind them and we could not be prouder!
Next, my oldest daughter is forging her way in life and in business. If the opportunity that she seeks, does not exist, she creates it for herself. She independently moved out at the young age of seventeen to pursue her dreams of attending an esteemed university earning her Master’s degree. She is a force to be reckoned with in the impressive and what could be intimidating city of Boston and leads the way for countless young women through all of the organizations and associations she is a part of, or has created! Bravo!
My mother has lived her whole life as an extremely hard working single mom, and was an advocate for battered women. She bravely gave them a voice when they had none. She stood up for and served victims of domestic violence who had no one to turn to. On behalf of all of those women, thank you!
My best friend who, in addition to raising a wonderful young man on her own, nearly spent the last decade of her life attending college, is about to receive her degree and has recently become a business owner that is quickly becoming prosperous as she embraces her life. Well done!
The list goes on and on, loved ones who are courageously battling mental, emotional and/or physical disabilities while not being defeated by life’s challenges, my cherished friends who have taken on the role as “breadwinner” and are supporting their families, they have not let themselves or their families down! Outstanding!
I SALUTE YOU ALL!
What these women are doing, is empowering themselves and others. They are leading by example, they are being courageous, adventurous and willing to continue laying the groundwork for the rest of us and for all women that follow!
We all have heroic women in our lives, such as the ones I’ve mentioned. Join me in celebrating them, share with us who you are saluting today, is it your mother, daughter, sister, soul sister, or friend?
Let’s celebrate where we’ve come from, where we are and WHERE WE ARE GOING!
We are strong not on our own, but because our “sisters” are strong!
It is what we do best, we hold each other up, we support, love, nurture and today WE HONOR!