This is my mom. It's her birthday today. Normally I'm not one to make public birthday dedications on social media, but y'all need to know about this woman. One might observe on the surface she's a beautiful class act with gentle spirit. But she is so much more.
She taught me how to talk to strangers (yep), how to stand up for myself (I'm still working on that one), how to be courageous to do my thing, not someone else's thing.
She taught me that building up memories in life is far more important than building up wealth. That commitment requires sacrifice, and that we live with the consequences of our decisions. Heck, she's still teaching me things, like how to use the miter saw and install laminate flooring! (I will never be on her level when it comes to home decoration and DIY!) She loves to laugh, is a fun and loving grandma, supportive as the day is long to her kids, and a rock steady care giver and wife to my dad. A sister, a daughter, an aunt, a boss. But her identity is who she is in Christ.
She works hard at everything she does and sacrifices endlessly for her family. She continues to show up and serve, even when it's hard. Yes, we need her, but even more so we love her because of the amazing person she is.
She is graceful to be sure, but the fierceness within her runs deep. She is my inspiration. She is my Wonder Woman. I'm so thankful God blessed me by allowing me to be her daughter and friend.
Happy Birthday Mom, I love you @sharonmcathey 😘