This Bunch of Roses Says a Thousand Words
With Mothers Day looming, I couldn’t help myself but talk about a few inspirational mothers in my life.
I am a big believer in setting positive role models for young girls. Women that young girls can aspire to be like, model off and learn from.
I also believe that mothers are the best role models available to their daughters. Far from the mystical world of tv shows and music videos, mothers are a reality. I encourage young girls to look at their mums and have an understanding of what they have achieved in their lives, how they conduct themselves with style, how they love and care for their daughters, and use this as an inspiration and role model for becoming a woman.
The bunch of roses featured in this blog were given to me by a dear friend who happens to be a mother of two beautiful girls. She is also suffering from cervical cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Only a few days after her last round of chemotherapy, feeling really poor and looking fatigued from the side effects of her treatment, she still managed to get herself to the gym at 6am in the morning and presented me with this bunch of roses as a congratulations for launching my new business. She then continued to sweat it out in the gym class, never complaining, giving it everything she had and all because she wants to continue to feel normal and strong. Strong for her girls, her family and her friends.
I have another friend who is a mother of two young children, works full time in a senior management position, has a heart bigger than the Pacific Ocean and just completed a personal best time in the Canberra Marathon, of which she was running to raise money for the charity of her dear friend who passed away recently – The Unicorn Foundation. Her passion and commitment to succeeding, whilst juggling everything in her life – as only mothers know how to do, is truly admirable. Who could ask for a better role model?
Only recently, I myself have felt a huge bond with my twelve year old daughter Emily. We have both been working tirelessly together on creating Juliet’s Closet. At first I found the balancing of work and family extremely hard and felt guilty that I was not spending more time with my children. But today, I was answering some questions for a blog interview I was asked to do, and I had to write three words that describe myself from another persons perspective. I asked all four of my children for an answer and was quite overwhelmed with their responses – inspirational, talented, driven, sporty, fashionable, kind, loving, beautiful and fast! I realised that by following my passion in starting a business, I was actually being the best role model I could possibly be for them.
Don’t give up on your girls, their teen and pre-teen years are so important and they need their beautiful mothers to guide and induct them into womanhood.
Happy Mothers Day! Enjoy being a Mum.
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