With the fashion show right around the corner, we thought this would be a great time to honor some of the women who have made us who we are. Moms are supportive, loving, and they empower us to be the best that we can be!
We live over 900 miles apart from each other, but my mom is still by biggest supporter and my #wcw. Despite the distance, she is the first one I go to if I have a question, problem, or just want to talk. I can always count on her to be there for me (even late at night when I forget about the time difference). I am thankful everyday that I have someone like her in my life to make me the person I am today. Love you, Mom!
My mom is my #wcw because she is my biggest supporter every day of my life. No matter what I need help with, and or what time of day or night I need her, my mom never stops giving. She will literally drop whatever she is doing if someone needs help. She inspires me because she takes care of everyone around her and always pushes me to be the best that I can be. She has taught me about strength and determination. I hope that I can be as kind and caring of a person as she is!
My mom is one of the most incredible people in my life. She raised me to be independent, to love fiercely and to always be the best person that I can be. She showed me how possible it is to have everything, as she was always around our home as a working mom who’s home office doubled as our basement. She showed me how family can ground you, but that it will forever be your home no matter where life takes you. She has always encouraged me to live out my dreams and to make mistakes. However, one of the best lessons that my mom taught me was to appreciate and believe the best in people. My mother taught me to always look for one thing you appreciate in each person you meet. That way, if they ever frustrate you in the future, you have at least one thing that grounds you. By remembering the differences and strengths of others, especially in moments of frustration, my mother helps me be patient, kind and empowering.
My #Womancrushwednesday goes out to my beautiful, creative and smart mother, Natasha Summers. She works hard and to perfection with everything she does from having her own photography business to going back to school to become a Medical Assistant and graduating with honors. She has always inspired me to be the best I can be and pushed me to try new things whether it be my first youth soccer game or heading off to college. She supported me and all my siblings at every sporting and school event possible. I would say we are a lot alike and always tend to be wearing similar styled outfits and ordering the same meal at restaurants. She is honest, caring and always knows the right thing to say even if it is not what I want to hear. I truly wouldn’t be the same without her, love you mom!
My mom is inspiring to me because she can pick anyone up when they're down. she knows how to make me smile and magically always has the right answer to solve my problems. Even with all the stuff she has to do she can always put me and my current situations first. She picks up my phone calls within the first ring and is a superwoman to me. She is so caring and kind and always a hug when you're down. My mom means the world to me and I could not live without her!
My #WCW this Wednesday and every Wednesday is my mom! She is the glue that holds our family together, has a 6th sense for when one of my siblings or I am sick, and is known by my, my brother and my sister’s friends as “the cutest and coolest mom.” The pinnacle of my admiration for my mom occurred when she noticed something was strange about my sister’s eye. Despite my dad, my brother and me making fun of her for being over concerned and paranoid, she brought her to an eye doctor in New York City. The doctor proceeded to diagnose my sister with a rare form of eye cancer, Retinoblastoma, and if it had not been for my mom’s 6th sense and genuine concern, this terrible disease would have gone undetected for much longer and could have spread. Instead, my sister able to have her eye removed very early on, can now lead a normal, heathy life. My mom’s dedication, loyalty, and braveness is why I love her so much and consider her to be my role model as well as my, my brother and my sister’s biggest fan and supporter!
My mom, Kathy Ann Schlimgen is my Woman Crush Wednesday; as her daughter, I admire her endless giving to her family, caring for her students (even into retirement), lifelong openness to learning new things and hearing different perspectives. As a professional, I have grown to appreciate my mom's professional role as a female in the field of BioMolecular Chemistry since the 1970s. Thanks for giving me my sense of curiosity and desire to understand how things truly work.
My mom is my #wcw because of how self-less and generous she is. She goes above and beyond and often out of her way to help others, a quality I hope to see in myself one day. She inspires me to do more in the community, just like her. She is my travel buddy and she always manages to find time to spend time with my sister and me, no matter how busy she is. I admire how intelligent and hardworking she is and that she always tries to do her best, even at times when the task at hand may not be enjoyable. As I have gotten older, I am amazed at how she found time do all the little extra things like being a Girl Scout leader or being on the middle school Athletic Board while still building and maintaining a career as I was growing up. I can never thank her enough for all that she has done for me and I truly hope to follow in her footsteps.
One of the most influential people in my life is my mother. She was always supportive of me and the choices I made, but would never shy away from giving me harsh feedback. If she thought I was doing something stupid or wrong, then she would be the first to tell me, usually with a joke or two. Knowing I could always rely on her advice to be honest and true has meant the world to me. I admire my mother for her strength, obnoxious humor, and loyalty, among hundreds of other things. Even though we can get on each other’s nerves from time to time, I know that she will always be in my corner to support me, and I hope she knows I will always be in her corner.
My mom is my Women crush Wednesday because she is motivated, inspiring, self-less, kind-hearted, and generous. I could go on forever describing how much my mom has been there for me and has helped me get to the place where I am today. I am forever grateful to have grown up in New York City and have had the opportunities to travel around the world. Not a day goes by without texting each other or her wishing me good luck on my next exam. I can always count on my mom to be there for me and calm me down when I am totally stressed out with work. Not only is my mom an amazing mother, but also has an amazing career. She has inspired me to follow in her footsteps and go into real estate asset management. She is very respected in her field and I hope I can be as successful as her one day. Even though she has a heavy work load job, she always makes time for me and puts her family first. My mom is my women crush Wednesday because she always makes the impossible look possible.
Since I was little a little girl, everyone has always told me that I look exactly like my mom. “She’s a ‘Mini Martha!’” her coworkers would say as they’d smile brightly in my direction. “She has your laugh, too!” They would add. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized this was the best compliment anyone could give me. My mom is my biggest supporter and role model. She is a nurse, a wife, a caregiver, and my best friend. She has been behind me through every practice, test, interview, race, breakup, broken bone, and accomplishment that I’ve ever had. She looks at the world with understanding and curiosity, and always pushes me to ask questions and challenge the status quo. She listens to people’s problems and goes out of her way to finds solutions. I am proud to have this lady in my life because she empowers me to work hard and inspires me to be a more empathetic person.