“I’m a mother forever. Mothers are never off the clock, mothers are never on vacation. Being a mother redefines us, reinvents us, destroys and rebuilds us. Being a mother brings us face-to-face with ourselves as children, with our mothers as human beings, with our darkest fears of who we really are. Being a mother requires us to get it together or risk messing up another person forever. Being a mother yanks our hearts out of our bodies and attaches them to our tiny humans and sends them out into the world, forever hostages.” Shonda Rhimes
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a parent. The experience forces me to be a better person. The experience has shaped me into a better employee, boss, professional, and fundraiser. The experience has inspired me to take care of myself and to take care of my business; literally – being a mother helped inspire my decision to launch my own business.
To all who serve as a mother to someone in their life (whether they call you mother or not)…Happy Mother’s Day!