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My Dadi was grace, humility, strength and kindness all rolled into one.
The things I miss the most about not having her around, is her ability to make me feel like everything is going to be ok with her warm enveloping embrace. And that infectious laughter!
It was she who used to nurture and encourage my artistic ability from a very young age, telling me I would do wonderful things with my art.
Watching her sit at her dresser getting ready is one of my favourite memories of her. She was always impeccably turned out, dabbing her neck with her perfume, making sure her cheeks had a little blush, adorning her silk sarees with her black beads...
Here is a woman born in 1923 — travelled all over the world, raised 4 children, had the most wonderful marriage, was a published author, a fabulous cook. She could rub shoulders with royalty and commoner alike and never loose her quiet confidence or get unphased by it all.
She lived life to the fullest and although life tested her to her very core many many times with huge setbacks and loss, she never let those define her or that incredible resilience to keep marching on. Always with positivity and kindness.
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My mom and I did everything together. So when she died I needed to find something to occupy my time. That's when I started beading. I designed my jewelry using gemstones. With the gemstones healing powers they absolutely helped me feel good through the healing process.I've never really been into pretty girly things. So when I would pick my beads I would ask myself, would my mother like these beads? If I answered yes I would buy the beads and design a piece of jewelry around them. Every time I got stuck designing I would just think of my mom and what she would like. The ideas would then just flow.
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As I sit here on the plane flying home from a trip to Las Vegas with my mom, I can't help but feel so very blessed for the relationship we share. My mom and I have always been close. So much so that for the last 21 years we have had a business together and I honestly can't remember any disagreements we have had. Pretty amazing! My mom has taught me how to be independent and strong as the first part of my life she raised me while being a single mom. Always putting my needs first, she helped me learn about sacrifice and responsibility.
I don't think it is any coincidence that I started Personal Hero as my motivation to inspire and shine a light into the lives of others is definitely a direct impact of the influence of my mom. She is now a grandmother to my son and daughter and I rejoice in watching her legacy continue as she bestows her love of them. Being a mother is a wonderful gift and having my mom also be involved in the lives of my children is a beautiful blessing.
This Mother's Day I am filled with such gratitude...for the love from my mom and the most amazing gift of being a mother myself.
Today as we celebrate moms and all the important female figures in our lives, I would love to hear from you! Your words of love and appreciation is one of the best gifts you can give! Hop on over and share some words about why your mom is your personal hero. Honor mom today and inspire others in the process.
At Personal Hero we strive to create inspiring gifts that beautifully convey your messages of love, support and appreciation. Speak your heart and tell the important people in your life how important they are to you with our intention candles and gratitude bracelets.