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Moms Around The World

To Moms Around The World

Moms Around The World

A quick shout out to moms around the world. Happy Mother’s Day!

From Bold Blind Beauty

Interesting Tidbit:

Did you know the woman responsible for Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, lived to regret it? Today’s Mother’s Day is a far cry from its original intended purpose. Before her death in 1948 Anna fought against the commercialization of the holiday. The article in National Geographic provides an interesting background on the holiday.

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A greeting card with a cuddly brown teddy bear. The bear is holding a plush red “Love You Mom” envelope with a heart on the flap.

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A Mother’s Day Wish

Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles.
~Sharon Jaynes

A pretty flower in shades of lavender against a white background. Includes the quote "Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles." Sharon Jaynes from Bold Blind BeautyMy sons will tell you I was never one of those mothers who would win a “Mother Of The Year” award. Raising three boys as a single parent was far from idyllic and many days I wanted so badly to throw in the towel.

The massive responsibility of cultivating young minds was a task in which I never felt so inept. Looking at my adult sons today, any success at motherhood wasn’t because of anything I’ve done rather it came about as a result of the changes that took place in me because of my children.

Sacrifice is at the heart of motherhood. It begins the moment we accept our children and continues until our last breath.

For all you moms, and this includes those who serve in the role of motherhood, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day from Bold Blind Beauty!

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A Mother’s Day Walk In The Park

In Celebration of Ciarra

Survivor holding hands and in the middle of her son and husband.
Survivor holding hands and in the middle of her son and husband.

This is just a short post to share my experience at this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Pittsburgh. Approximately 20,000 people were in attendance for the 5K walk/race and while I typically shy away from crowds this was such a well-organized event that our group decided we will make this trek an annual event.

This Mother’s Day was different for a couple of reasons the main one was largely due to my cousin, Ciarra, who is battling breast cancer. Diagnosed earlier this year Ciarra, a strong young woman of faith, has shown remarkable courage as she fights this heinous disease.

People could be seen as far as the eye could see along the winding route

half mile marker
Half mile marker

Peppered throughout this post are pictures of the mile markers and a few of the sights along the way. There was a touching trio of an elderly woman (survivor) walking and holding hands in between her husband and son.

God Bless the Survivors

It was so encouraging to see residents show their love and support with signs, balloons and or drinks along the route. The above image is a sign that says God Bless The Survivors and it’s surrounded by pink and white balloons.

More people on the route

While Charese and I walked along side Debbie and Lydia (Ciarra’s mom and aunt respectively) all of us were moved by the sheer number of people who came to support the cause. Among the sea of pink and white were breast cancer survivors, supporters and fighters.

1 Mile marker
1 Mile Marker
One & a half mile marker
1-1/2 Mile Marker
Two Mile Marker
2 Mile Marker
Two and a half Mile Marker
2-1/2 Mile Marker
Three Mile Marker
3 Mile Marker
Cheerleaders near the end of the route
Cheerleaders at the 3 Mile Marker
Cheerleaders near the end of the route
Cheerleaders at the 3 Mile Marker.
Cheerleaders at the finish line
Cheerleaders at the finish line.
Banner at the finish line says Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure and the timer says 1 hour 45 minutes
Finish Line 1 hour, 46 minutes

Wishing everyone who is a mother or serves in the role of a mother a Very Happy Mother’s Day! <3