In honour of this International Womens’ Day – 2018

Suzanne.
Widowed as young mom of 3
Librarian, sewer
Program writer & facilitator
Powerful, kind, generous woman
I Celebrate her.

Dawn
Separated
Mom of 4
Financial advisor
Blogger
Celiac and Dairy allergies
Back at college, while still working, and raising kids.
Full of energy, humour and positivity.
I celebrate her.

Dana
Mom of 4. Married
While own kids are teens, now fostering
Babies and toddlers
Pouring out her love
Kind, considerate and compassionate
I celebrate her.

Patti
Married, no kids
Pastor, humanitarian
Blogger, runner
Introvert, advocate
Fabulous, fun
I celebrate her

Cheryl
Married, Mom of 2.
Highly skilled and loving
Chronic health struggles
Fabulous tutor, helper to refugees and new immigrants.
Cautious and careful
I celebrate you.

Soo many, too many to list. I celebrate the women in my family, and so many other friends in my inner circle, as well as strong or subtle influences in my general life whether in person, peripheral or online.
I celebrate you!

To you movers and shakers- I celebrate you.

To you who are struggling, feeling lost and in pain. Please know you are not alone. I care, and I celebrate you. You are wonderful.

To you who are mistreated, vulnerable, unable to speak. I am learning, my selfish eyes are opening, wanting to advocate, to encourage, to help you. Dear one. I celebrate you.

For us all – I celebrate.

And I am thankful
– R.