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Women should always appreciate each other. Whether is be a friend, a family member or a stranger at the store… we all have our story. Inspiration can be drawn from all of them. The women in my life are amazing. Women that I trust, admire and lean on when times are wonderful or tough. Each of their stories are different and all are worth hearing. These women, though ‘friends’, are my family. By posting a photo of me and them on the Family Dollar website and entering their contest with Dove, I can win a trip to NYC! More importantly, I can show them off to everyone I know!
Starting on the left, Donna is AMAZING! Seriously. She is my inspiration to be the best single mom I can. Raising her son from the age of 2 alone, she worked hard at a job that allowed her to be home with him in the afternoon. She made sure she saved and sacrificed so that he had all he needed. Now he is grown and has her first grandson and another on the way. Her smile is genuine and her outlook positive! I can always count on her when I need her!
April, my friend to the right of my, is an amazing woman as well. Recently divorced, she is raising two teenage boys as a single mom and doing an awesome job. She works long hours at her moms company and commutes to the job that keeps her and her kids living a calm, happy life. Before last year, she also cared for her father and her grandmother with grace and a smile. She inspires me every day.
Barbara is my other neighbor that I love to pieces. A recent survivor of breast cancer, she always has a positive story and eager desire to help. Before she married her husband a few years ago, she was a single mom raising her two daughters to be amazing woman. Twenty plus years as a single mom, her stories of patience and perseverance inspire me to this day.
All of these women give me strength and hope in my darkest days. I admire them, trust them and love them with all of my heart.
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