It’s International Women’s Day.
A day to celebrate how incredibly amazing women really are. Lately, I have been so inspired by the women I see making moves today. So many women are fulfilling the “boss mom” title by successful running their own blogs and businesses while being able to be home with their babes, which I personally aspire to. But whether a woman is a businesswoman, a mother, both, or neither, she is still someone to applaud for her everyday victories. Nowadays, there is way too much competing, judging, and tearing down of women, especially by women. Days like today are to remind us that we should be uplifting, empowering, encouraging our fellow females. We should be celebrating each others milestones and accomplishments. So I thought what a perfect opportunity to give a shout out to the women who have impacted my life and made me the woman I am today.
First is obviously my mom because without her, I truly would not be where I am now. She, alongside my dad, worked hard to give me the life I had growing up. Even when our family struggled, she made sure I was taken care of. As a shy and insecure preteen/teenager, I always looked up to her for her strength and confidence because of how easy it was for her to befriend anyone and everyone, even the local Starbucks baristas. Now because of her, I have the strength to speak up for the things I believe in and I have this passion within me that I put forth in everything I do, say, and love.
From the beginning, Tammye has welcomed me into her home and into her family with open arms. Not only did she raise the man of my dreams, but she has been an incredible example of how I want us to raise our own family and how we can invite the Spirit into our home. The compassion and understanding of her family and others is so admirable.
Both of Blake’s grandmothers, Candace and Barbara, are two amazing women whose lives represent the word grit. They did not live easy lives, but because of their perseverance and endurance the generations after them will be filled with love.
Growing up, I never knew what it was like having any siblings but I always wondered what it was like, especially, to have sisters, older and younger. These two have definitely shown me that. Brynna’s just about to end her junior year, and it has been crazy watching her grow up just in the past two years. Although for someone so young, she is so wise and selfless. Her humble personality is something I strive for. Then there’s Brooke who has been my constant reminder that I can do hard things. She has endured one of the hardest trials anyone can go through, and has only come out stronger. Her strength and her nurturing nature is truly inspiring and a true example of the kind of mother I’d like to strive to become.
Over the years, I have a few women in my life that I consider my sisters: Hannah, Rachel, Brianna and Samantha. I have so much to say about each of them, but the bottom line is these women have been by my side through it all. I’ve laughed with them, and I’ve cried with them. From blasting music in the late night car rides, to our heart-to-heart catch up dates, and everything in between. They keep me grounded and on my toes. Although life has taken us all in different directions, I know these ladies are killing it in life and I’m so proud of them.
I love these wonderful women, and I’m so blessed to have all of them in my life.
I hope this has encouraged you to think about the women in your life. Let them know what they mean to you!
Here are also a few crazy creative, talented, and inspiring women of the blog/Instagram world:
“Here is to strong women
May we know them
May we be them
May we raise them”