I was speaking with my mother the other day and asked her what commitment meant to her. She said, “Being good to others and treating them with kindness.” And I also wondered what she would say if she had to sum it up in one word. She said, “Caring. Caring for others, animals and my children.”
My mother fiercely devoted to her children, made food and helped me the night of my first private show as I launched my company. While I was showing the jewels she was “co-hosting,” showing off the house or charming the guests with conversation and her smile.
This picture above is of my mother and one of myself standing behind my jewelry showcase at my very first public showing during the 2001 Governor’s Conference for Women, Long Beach. She had been in the hospital for a few months very ill a short time before this. During her recovery she kept saying how she wanted to be there and help assist and support me in the booth at my first public show. Thirteen years later she still tries to make it to all of them.
My mother said, “No matter how old you are you are still my child and I will always care and be concerned for you, and help you the best I can.”
To those Mothers whose commitment to caring and being there is the greatest of motivators.
Happy Mother’s Day.