Happy Mother's Day!
I'm a mother of two women who are in their 20s—I feel so blessed to have these ladies in my life. When I was their age, my mom was my biggest cheerleader. She only wanted the best for me and made me believe that I could do anything I put my mind to.
When I eventually started my jewelry business, it was my Mom who encouraged me to keep going. As the years went on, she worked events with me and could always be counted on to wear one of my designs. When I gave her a bracelet that had all of her children's and grandchildren's birthstones on it, she cried. I tear up just thinking about it.
One moment with my mom keeps coming to mind this Spring. Just before she passed away, we sat in her kitchen and discussed how she wanted the song "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong played at her funeral. When I asked her what her reasoning was, her answer was simple. She said, "Because that's how I feel." That truly was her outlook on life: even though she knew she was dying, and there had been troubling moments in her life, she still felt so blessed to be in this world.
I hope I encourage my girls, returning the favor my mom provided for me. They need it now more than ever with the pandemic going on. During this time, I've been thinking of this song a lot. When it pops into my head, I try to think as my mom did. I see my blessings—being able to communicate with family and friends, the sound of the birds chirping in the morning, seeing the trees and flowers start to bloom, and pictures of newborn babies on Facebook. Even with everything going on, I can still think to myself, it's a wonderful world.
Happy Mother's Day & XO,