I’m traveling to California this weekend to speak at the How To Summit put on by my #instafriends at Home Sort.
Brandie and Ryan are the epitome of #womensupportingwomen. In a world of cutthroat competition they are a true light. I can’t wait to hug them in real life!
Women Supporting Women
I love supporting and lifting up other women in my industry. There are enough people and clients to go around. Kindness and support matter. This world can be an ugly place… but not on my watch. (not that I don’t make mistakes because I do, but I want to do better)
Who do you love to support and lift up? Start with yourself. Give yourself grace and mercy. Then pass it on to others around you. People driving on the road with you, people in the checkout at the grocery store. Your neighbors, your kids’ friends. Kindness not only makes others feel better, it makes you feel better too.
What is the How To Summit?
This weekend over one hundred women (and one man yay) will gather together to learn how to grow our businesses, share ideas, meet each other in real life, and bond!
I am excited to be meeting up with my sister in love, Wendy. You can follow her IG at The Peaceful Homestead . We are married to brothers and she lives in Idaho, so we don’t get to see each other very often. We both love the Home Sort sisters and when I was asked to speak at the Summit my first thought was to invite my sister to come along! She recently sent her second baby off to college, and we are both looking for some fun jammie and wine time to just sit, talk and catch up.
Who do you support?
Let us all choose to support each other today. Let’s make no room for ugly competition. Choose to love, choose to show kindness, choose to forgive. It’s truly so freeing! Tell me below who you support, I love getting to know you better.
My dear sweet Mom in Love went to be with the Lord last Friday. It feels surreal to type those words. You always think (at least I did) about this day.
You are never ready for that phone call. We just lost my Father in Love six months ago. How can this be her time already?
I have heard countless stories from friends, of the same thing happening in their family. When two become one and are married for as long as they were (63 years) it’s hard to go on without your life partner.
She was such a fun loving, brutally honest, no nonsense, get up and get on with it type of person. She taught me so many things about life. She loved me. I knew it. But she would also tell me the truth, even if it hurt a little. Looking back I appreciate that about her.
My father in law called her the OG Ride or Die. She faithfully supported him behind the scenes as he pursued his football coaching dreams. She raised four children on a teacher/coach salary, which wasn’t much back in the day. She made things work and stretched herself beyond what we women have to do today.
She went back to school in her late forties to pursue her own teaching degree. And I have heard many stories from people of how she helped families and kids from all over the LC Valley. She and my father in law were such an example to so many.
She was so proud of me starting this organizing career of mine in my 50’s. She told me all the time how much she admired that. She cheered me on so many times.
I will miss her hand written letters and cards. I will miss her prayers. I will miss the long talks we used to have whenever she would come and visit us here in Texas. I will miss playing cards with her. I will miss her laugh. I will miss her honesty.
But I will cherish the memories we made along the way. This picture above is of us (along with my sister in love Wendy) on a girls’ trip to Napa, CA to celebrate my 50th birthday. We all take with us a little bit of her in our hearts forever. We all have a favorite Nanny T memory.
Here’s to you Genie! I will see you again someday. I’m so thankful you are no longer hurting and missing Papa. I love you.