On May 28, I turn 36. I want to celebrate these years by honoring a number of MAMAS who are true gifts to the world. Women who have deeply influenced and inspired me along the way. I want to say thank you.
So here is day 1…
For the first day of MAMA LOVE,
I want to highlight 2 women who have been ” like moms” to me since 1996.
In 1996, I went to GW as a very moody freshman. And there I feel in love with 2 girls who would become my sisters.
(I have written about Chrys and Mere before, and you can read that here. )
BUT little did I know, that I would ALSO adopt 2 moms. That Ruth & Jeanne would bring me into their home and treat me like a daughter from the moment we met.
Ruth, Chrys’ mom is one of the biggest hearted, sweetest and positive people I have ever known. She has incredible loyalty and fierce devotion o her family. We have spent many hours together talking and I love that she has taken me into her life and always made me feel part of her family.
Jeanne, Meredith’s mom is something else. She is incredibly sarcastic, intelligent & been one of my biggest supporters the past 18 years. Every time I have an idea or have done anything- there she is – saying “go for it” or ” I believe in you.” She is truly a character who tells it like it is and someone I am so grateful to have on my team. We are always laughing… ( or crying)
At a time in my life when I was lost, these two women helped me find my way.
Thank you Jeanne & Ruth for being so loving and mothering me, I know we have been through a lot of life together and I’m glad I had you with me along the way. I deeply appreciate you.