I would like to share some of my favorite women with you. These are the females in my world who have been there to: hold my heart, tell me when I'm totally wrong, advise me when I ask (and sometimes when I don't). They are good listeners, honest and our spirits are intertwined in different ways. Trust me, there are many missing women from this list because I don't have their pictures. There is nothing that will stop the fire that burns in these phenomenal women!
BELLA - SUSAN'S (SISTER) DAUGHTER :)
SUSAN MATTEI - My older sister (even though she always denies it) My sister is bossy - lol! That's what I tell her all the time. She's strong, loving, badass and I can't imagine life without her!
DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN? SHE'S SASSY SUSAN!
LAUREN HUBBELL - MY DAUGHTER - I know we've been warriors together in another lifetime! She is probably the purest person I know and she is loving, sensitive and courageous! Did I mention she's gorgeous!
LAUREN HUBBELL & MARY SHANNON - DAUGHTER AND SIS-IN-LAW
SHERRY ROHR - So happy my son is married to this most honest, loving and wise wife. If I'm indecisive, all I need to do is ask Sherry what to do. She always knows! Wonderful wife, mom and friend!
SHERRY & CHARLI LOOKING BEAUTIFUL!
MARY SHANNON - MY BROTHER, FRED'S AMAZING WIFE AND MY S-I-L! Mary will fix it....whatever it is that needs to be bull-dogged through,
she will figure it out and will do what it takes to make it work. They have been married for almost 50 years! What a team! Love Mary!!
Aimee Enlow is the real thing! Authentic, honest, bold, powerful along with being gentle and caring. Do you want something done? Give it to this wonderful woman!
BRANDY & AIMEE ENLOW - Sis-in-laws and both beautiful inside and out. I'm so lucky to have both of these sensational women in my life. More to come about Brandy.
BRANDY ENLOW - Brandy is not only beautiful, she knows every word to every song in the Universe! She's smart, fun, loving, a great mom and wears a size 2! Go figure! She's getting her real estate license with me so we're having much fun studying. Do you believe that?!
SHANNON MCCAULEY- NIECE -- My smart, beautiful, nurturing niece! She is a fun and passionate woman who has continued to blossom daily! She's a great mom, daughter, niece. Shannon is an amazing women, and we are definitely on the same wave length. She can kick butt in many ways and then be vulnerable also. It's so much fun watching Shannon grow and become discover her talents. She coined the phrase, "Be there for yourself"! Love that & her!
ASHLEY SMITH - GREAT NIECE --Ashley is a dynamo who just got married to Kirk, the greatest guy. She is a strong woman, decisive, smart and extremely talented. I was lucky to have photographed their engagement shots and she is a beautiful woman, both inside and out!
SHANNON, ANSLEY (HER DAUGHTER) & SUSAN (GRANDMA) - "THE THREE MUSKATEERS" AUTUMN STORM - Autumn, our newest granddaughter (Ben & Aimee's union) just turned 13. What a delightful, charming and beautiful and intuitive granddaughter! She's talented, caring, strong and has tremendously supportive parents. I look for great things to happen in her life. Love her!
DEDE SPENCE - Dede has just scared the hell out of us with a critical kidney illness. I'm so glad she's home and mending now. She is the most wonderful woman, nurse, mother and soon to be wife. Look at those beautiful kind eyes! She's also extremely caring and loving. Wonderful!!
BABI ENLOW - Babi is married to my nephew by marriage, Zack Enlow. She is so beautiful, talented, Brazilian and love her. She's in design school in Tulsa and undoubtedly will become a successful designer. I love her authenticity and honesty and you should see her shoes!!! OMG!
JAN CHAVOYA - What a staunch friend for many years. Jan is a top-notch real estate tycoon and is now a new grandma! I love her and sharing a very close friendship with her for all these years. I know I can tell her anything and there is no judgement! We have SO many stories!
SUE, SHEILA, ME, KAREN - I have known these crazy, fun and wonderful friends since 1993! We share many stories of wild & crazy tennis trips to tropical places. These girls are my dear friends and are very caring and supportive. Love them!
KAREN BAKER - A sassy long-time friend! We were paired as partners on the tennis court in the 90s and have been close friends ever since. We both had to move often with our husbands and even lived in Charlotte at the same time. Our friendship is cherished!
I strive to be authentic, respectful, loyal & warrior like! We can't reach this age and not have transformed 180 degrees from our youth. I've made a tremendous number of mistakes, learned from most of them and I want these last limited number of years to be about the continuation for seeking my PATH, helping others whenever possible and learning how to live for this moment...which is not an easy thing to do. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 35 and had a very serious surgery, with my future existence unknown. I've lived 33 more years than I expected which has driven me to search for why I am here and what I'm supposed to be doing. It is a lifelong task yet one thing I know for sure, everything we're looking for is mostly inside us. We just need to look within. Thank you for checking out my Women's Day blog. ALL FOR NOW FOLKS! WOMEN KICK BUTT!!