I admire so many people, but I would have to say that the person I admire the most is my Mom. I posted this picture of my mom on my blog a few years ago. She was always trying to get us to act like "ladies" and wear dresses. I remember when she used to make me walk around the house with a book on my head so that I wouldn't stomp around like an elephant. We made her a scrapbook for her 60th birthday and thought it was funny that we didn't find any pictures of my mom in dresses. We only found pictures of her dressed as a cow girl, guns and all.
My mom is a very strong person and also the most creative person I know. I remember watching her sew when I was very young and hoping someday that I would be able to make everything the way she did. Here is a picture of the first doll I made with my mom. I made it for a 6th grade project. She wanted me to embroider the face, but because I am stubborn I waited until she took a nap so that I could glue on a felt face. I couldn't wait for the doll to be finished and I didn't want to spend time embroidering it!!
When I was five I wanted to grow up and make things. I was told by teachers for years that I would never make any money by sewing or making things so I went to college and started a career I didn't really love. I really admire my Mom for being so supportive when I wanted to quit Corporate-America. She really encouraged me to follow my dreams and kept telling me that there was more to life than a career. I am so glad I listened because I am so much happier now. Whenever I am unsure of something my mom always has time to listen. There are six of us and that is a lot of listening!! Thanks Mom!!
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