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The Light That Still Shines…Mother’s Day Reflection ​​

​It was my mom who taught me that I'm full of talents and strengths. She was the one who refused to give up on me when our educational system wanted to stamp me hopeless.

Mom taught me it's better to be authentic than fake. She didn’t have much room for my B.S.

She viewed me through the lens of possibilities, and not my weaknesses. Sure, I have them but, that's not the point. The point is the potential inside waiting to come out.

Mom insisted the world see my strengths and this is a game changer.

As I spend some time reflecting on my mom, I feel so incredibly blessed. She loved me well but more than that taught me something more. She offered me a sort of unconditioned love that drove me to God, helped me understand my potential, and reminded me to have some fun.

On Mother’s Day I miss her. Her message to me was to take responsibility to embrace my strengths and the fullness of life.

Mom you’re a Rockstar, and your song is still playing in my heart.

Sometimes life takes the ones we love. Seems like there is never enough time on earth.

While today I celebrate and cherish the other mom’s in my life - I think of Bonnie. Mother’s Day is a bit different now but, I feel that mom’s amazing light still shines inside of me. I didn’t expect that when we said goodbye but, it’s true.

The Bible says that there is a great crowd of witnesses cheering us on like a big sports event.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” – Hebrews 12:1

It's why I'm convinced that we should all keep running. Our Moms who are living and those who have passed probably want it that way. It’s why I keep persevering and proving that everyone has talents waiting to be

unleashed for good on the world.

What an awesome gift. Thanks Mom, I miss you.

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