This is my grandmother.
She’s one of my most favorite people on the planet.
She paved the way for me.
She paved the way for all the girls in our family.
To say what we think.
To go to college.
To go to Europe.
To make a decision.
To change our mind.
To not be defined by the men in our lives.
To say more, do more, have more.
To choose the career we love instead of the one that’s the safest.
To choose the men we love instead of the men we’re supposed to love.
To ignore the voice of reason and listen to the voice in our heart.
To live life as though the sun will never set.
To be ourselves. At all cost.
She’s a woman to laugh with, to cry with, to dream with – a woman to admire.
And most importantly, a woman to love.
She’s 93 today.
Happy Birthday Momma Lo.
Thank you for leading the way.