To The Women In My Life

This is a letter I shared with the group of women at my baby shower last night.  I am so grateful for their love and support through all the phases of my life and now as I become a mom.

Each of you are special to me and are someone I admire. As I move into this next phase of my life and become a mom there are so many things I have learned from each of you.

Most of you are moms already and if not technically, I am sure you mother to someone in your life. Women are amazing creatures with innate nurturing capabilities and these qualities are prevalent in each one of you. 

I want to thank all of you for your continued love and support.  When Tyler and I got married I really realized what this community of women was all about; you take care of each other like family, and celebrate the big and little moments that life has to offer, together.  Now as Tyler and I become parents, its comforting to know we are surrounded by a family of friends. 

I also want to thank you all for showing me what it is to be a mom; selfless, loving, disciplined, strong and innovative, and you fill all of these roles with your own unique flare and style.  This gives me the confidence that I will be able to fill this new role with my own personal style. 

In addition, you have all shown me what it is to be a woman with many facets in addition to being a mom; caretakers for many, amazing friends, beautiful souls, sports stars, creators, healers, teachers, lovers and the list goes on. 

I am provided with an endless supply of inspiration from the women that sit before me today and I want to thank you all for being unique and being a part of my life.