We need each other. It’s as simple as that.
When I look at who I am today, I immediately see all the women who have helped me along my way. Becoming a contributor of The Mamahood Blog has only reinforced my belief that women truly empower women. There are many of us who have been given an opportunity to share our thoughts and experiences on different subjects, and even though we’ve only just started getting to know each other I, personally, have already been empowered by these women. I honestly feel like if I were struggling with something I could easily open up to them, knowing I would be loved, and they would try and help any way they could. THAT is how it should be: women empower other women to have joy, to be happy! Women who want other women to succeed, succeed themselves.
I was blessed with a mother who empowered me with the security of always knowing I am loved. Even as a single mother who worked all the time there wasn’t one day that went by that she didn’t tell me she loved me. There was never a time, growing up, where I felt like I couldn’t go to her to talk. To this day, I see her love everybody around her, and regardless if she knows you very well or just met you that day, she will love you and be there for you if you needed a friend. By her example, I have learned what it feels like to be the recipient of that kind of love and how to be the giver of that kind of love. And, my friends, that kind of love can drastically change lives.
My friend Kelsey Wells empowers me to love myself as I am, right now. Regardless of where I want to end up, and regardless of where I have been, today, who I am, I need to love that girl. Because, I am enough and worthy of love right now. And that love will inspire me to continue to progress. That self love will drive me to realize I can do the hard things. It is possible for me to achieve my personal goals and have confidence in myself.
My mother-in-law empowers me to have faith in and act upon the knowledge I have of the Gospel. Her example sets the stage for me to be confident in my beliefs and stay true to my heart. Her love has also given me confidence in myself, in a way nobody else has. This mother of mine has been a beacon of light in my life.
My sweet friend Casey has empowered me to want to become a better mother. A more intentional mother. A mother who loves with all her heart and soul. A mother who lives her best life. Though I only know this lovely woman through social media, she continues to inspire me everyday to become better.
These are just a few women in my life, women I’ve known for years who have empowered me. But it’s not always somebody who you see or talk to on an almost daily basis.
My Aunt Suzette, who I have known my whole life but don’t often talk or see, said something during Thanksgiving that impacted me so much, and it has helped me grow. She said something along the lines of “you have to get rid of your expectations of others. When you do that it’s almost as if a huge weight is lifted off your shoulders.”
And it’s so true.
So regardless if it was something somebody said one time or somebody who has been around you forever, we all have the chance to empower each other. We all have the opportunity to make somebody’s life a little brighter. We are what can be the difference in whether or not somebody’s dark day turns into a bright one or not.
Hello there! My name is Haili! I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been married to my husband for ten years, and we have four boys. I am very much a homebody and just love being at home with my husband and our boys. I enjoy reading anything inspirational. Whether it be a book, article, post or talk. I also love to write. I love the outdoors, especially camping. And, I love chocolate and Frozen 2. If there was one thing I could instill in every person’s heart it would be to know that Heavenly Father REALLY is there because that knowledge changes everything.
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