Today I was at my grandparents’ house looking at old, black and white pictures of my grandmother’s parents, of my grandmother when she was a little girl and pictures of her when she was my age with little babies hugging her ankles. That’s when this thought/feeling ran over me like a freight train that LIFE just feels so much more real & fragile than it ever did (this has consistently run over me since becoming a mom.)
In February of 1927 my great-grandmother, was doing exactly what I do everyday–raising babies, writing, being married, missing her mama, making ends meet, & working hard to be a good mom/person/wife. It was neat to see the similarities mirrored from the past & the present in our lives.
Which leads me to Day 4: A Woman who Inspires You:
Today I was thinking about women who inspire me. The women who inspire me are the everyday women, my great-grandmother, my grandmother, my mom, my aunts, my MIL, my sisters, & my girlfriends (real world & blogosphere.) The women who cook supper, take care of the kids, clean the house, pack lunches, go to work, work in the home, take kids to and from school, basically the CEOs of families. They are the ones who inspire me, the ones who do everything and don’t get paid a million dollars to do it.
I am inspired by the EVERYDAY woman. I am inspired by YOU.