A Tribute to my Quilted, Divine & Spiritual Family
I have always had strong women role models in my life. My grandmothers were both strong, loving, hard-working, opinionated women. I have two aunts who are the fearless daughters of their mothers.
And my mother — if you know her, then you are privileged to know a strong woman of worth and beauty. She is a shining presence of strength and courage and conviction and a constant rock of forgiveness and hope for whom I will be ever grateful.
And, as if all that weren’t enough, I have father who brought me up to know that I am not less human, less intelligent or less important because I am a girl.
I am truly blessed.
But it doesn’t stop there. I have a daughter that has always been a source of amazement for me. She dives into life with so much energy and courage. I am astounded at her ability to overcome adversity, at her heart for the suffering world, and I stand in wonder of (and sometimes in fear of) her willingness to leap into the fray and give a swift kick to the bullies, braggarts and buffoons of this world.
But wait, it gets even better. I have my Spice Girls Quilt Gang, my sisters in quilting. And the wonderful ladies of Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church — a more superior lot of giving, cheerful, intelligent and youthful ladies is not to be found in any church any where. (I’ll put my Ladies of the Church up against yours any day!) And last but certainly not least, the amazing support network of women I have come to know and love through this blog.
We are women, hear us roar!
“We would give anything for what we have.”-Tony Hoagland
TODAY’S EXERCISE: 1.5 hrs. Power Vinyasa Yoga