What can I say about my mother that the world doesn't already know?... Anyone who knows her knows she is unfathomably creative and capable- she doesn't just dream, she makes dreams a reality. Her intelligence is only ever masked (for moments at a time) by her wit- she has a power about her way of communicating that is both intimidating in its eloquence and comforting in its relativity. She is beautiful in more ways than one, makes other people feel beautiful, and views life in such a beautiful way that it helps other see it that way too.
The truth is, I strive every day to be like her; most days, I'm paralyzingly scared that I will never be. She has something about her- a 'make it happen' attitude, that she passed on to me in a very serious way. But how can anyone be like her??... I try- it's a work in progress to say the least.
But: the thing that makes me the most proud to be the only daughter of Teri Nordle is that her inspiration and awesomeness touches many, but I am the only woman who is made up of her in the world... which means I'll never stop striving to be the best version of myself, because that's who she is and what she does, too. Every day she reminds me that, as long as I'm being honest and forthright, genuine and humble, considerate, driven, and passionate, I can do anything, especially when I'm scared. Every day in my life is Mothers Day- she is the thing I celebrate having in my life on a daily basis.
Thank you Mummy for being my best friend. I've needed you in more ways as an adult than I think I needed you as a dependent. You gave me so much growing up, it made me hungry- you haven't quit giving, supporting, comforting, and inspiring me since, and I haven't quit being hungry for more. Being like you is an unobtainable goal, but I wouldn't want it any other way- being half as good as you would be a huge success.
I love you, love you, always and all ways. Thanks for making me Me. 💛sp
#happymothersday to the most powerful, creative, intelligent, driven, and genuinely compassionate woman I know.
I hope I can be half as good as you someday.