What surprises you most about being a mom?
The amount of love I have for my daughter. She is my reason for being. Her happiness is what I live for.
Who has been impactful in your journey as a mother? What lessons do you carry with you and share often through motherhood?
My mother and father have been the most impactful. They have taught me how to advocate and be a strong mom during the toughest times.
What continues to inspire you in your motherhood journey?
My daughter continues to inspire me. Her strength and determination to overcome all she has been through are what keep me going.
How has being a mom shaped your life?
Being a mom—Emily’s mom—is my purpose. I can’t thank God enough for choosing me to be Emily’s mom.
Share one of your favorite stories from motherhood.
When my daughter was much younger, I used to read her two bedtime stories, every night. One book was one she got to pick and one I got to pick. I always chose the Children’s Bible. There was a story in the Bible about Noah and the rainbow. A month or so after I read that story to Emily, we were driving home and a rainbow appeared. She said, “Look momma, a rainbow, it’s a promise from God.” I don’t think I have ever been prouder.