She has a magnificence
Regal from standing under the height of the men she raises.
She sparks their attention,
they account with revolution.
She sets them up for freedom
the way that makes us want to run when the road starts to catch fire.
Fueled with fire.
A spirit ignited.
She is a force.
A force to be reckoned with –
the ally who loves with everything in her.
In her sphere, we are honored to have her fighting on our behalf.
Her guts leave my mouth hanging open,
but only because there is a piece of me
that wishes I was as bold.
And, because I know it is fueled by an ultimate love …
the kind that is soft and passionate about teaching others to step into their power.
Happy birthday, my fellow three-sons mom, Lanita.
You are a constant in helping me shine my brightest these last few years-
From rallying me through the trenches…
You back me no matter what power I choose to step in to,
but, more importantly, you continue to model standing in your own.
You prove that recognizing we are special doesn’t make us arrogant,
but actually helps us also see how special everyone else is.
It is an honor to be in this world watching you shine your light
in ways that benefit others and energize you.
We are lucky to have the gift of YOU.
I stand up with gratitude for you and the other women in our lives
that continue to shape you and me …
those that showcase
their courage, and
their transforming love.
Happy birthday, happy year – Love, love you!
‘a friend will be a friend in times of all kinds’ Proverbs 17:17