Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought I would take a beat and appreciate the women in my life who I love and admire. A couple days this week, I’m going to be writing profiles on the badass women who have influenced and inspired me. They are all women that I am oh-so-glad to have in my life. And who better to start with than my mother and grandmothers?
Sharon (A.K.A. Mom)
The woman who gave birth to me and has put up with my moody self ever since. Believe me, this woman deserves to be sainted, or at least given an award. (See that picture of my parents with me as a baby? See me screaming? That’s basically all I did as a newborn. Scream.) My mother is possibly one of the most intelligent women I have ever met. Her artistic skill and her knowledge of science and math are both equal in brilliance, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a question for her that she didn’t know the answer to. She always knows exactly what to do in any situation, even if its just to listen and give hugs. Her compassionate heart is unmatched, and for that I am so incredibly thankful.
Bernadette (A.K.A. Grandmom)
Grandmom Bernadette, who I always called Grandmom Angel as a kid. Her trust in God has always been incredible to me, and is so inspiring. I learned about the power of prayer from her, and also the power of faith and forgiveness as well. She is another perfect example of a compassionate, listening heart. Grandmom is the best listener, and I know she is always there to unconditionally love and support every member of our family. I will forever be in awe of her strength.
Lillie Dorothea (A.K.A. Grandma)
Grandma Lil is sassy, smart, clever, and is also an incredible woman of faith. Even in the face of sickness and sadness, she has always been a firm believer of God. Her musical ability has always inspired me as well, and my grandparents on my mom’s side are part of the reason why I love music so much. My grandparents met in their church choir, which they still participate in to this day. Grandma Lil has a beautiful Soprano singing I have always admired, as a Soprano 2 and Alto 1 myself. She brings our family together every birthday, holiday, and some weekends, with love, food, and music.
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the women in your life who have inspired you! Do you have any stories you want to share? Leave them in the comments, I would love to see them!