With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce you to my blog “Inspired by My Mom” and explain why I decided to follow this path to tell their stories.
Over the last several years I have been pondering on ways of ensuring that the stories of the women that came before us are immortalized; that they are remembered for the energy and spirit they brought into our lives and the lives of others. These are the women we know as mother, mentor, grandmother, aunt, neighbour, friend and teacher. They could be any one of the above or several rolled into one.
As we are growing up and see them on a day-to-day basis we don’t always realize or notice the positive impact they are having on us. We see them as people that we don’t always like but we always love. We see them as people who are impeding us because they don’t let us get away with everything we want to do. We see them as intruders, spies, dictators and many other personas that we love to dislike.
What we may fail to see at the time is that these are the women that are helping us become what we are today and what we can become tomorrow. These are our inspiration, our influencers and our partners in life. They are the rock that is always there when we need a shoulder to cry on; an ear to listen to our issues of the day; and arms to hug us when we need it most.
I have created this blog to allow their stories to be told by you, the reader, by your friends and by anyone who wants to contribute the incredible story of the woman or women that inspired and influenced them. This blog is not designed to be about you and me. It is meant to remember and document the great steps that these women took, the many hurdles they may have faced in their ever-changing lives, and how their experiences have helped shape us and continue to do so.
HERstory needs to live on. We cannot and should not let these marvelous women fade into obscurity. Everyone one of their stories has something important to say.
I would love to hear from you and about the wonderful woman that inspired you. Please share this blog with your friends, family, and anyone who you think would like to write a story about the inspiring woman in their life. Contact me for more details.