We’ve all heard this said before. Never have I been greater witness to its truth than recently. My girl, The Goose it not a “yes” girl. She is a “road less traveled” a “do not go gentle into that good night” girl. We have never needed to cultivate her passion. It has oozed from her very soul from the moment we locked eyes. She has never waited for brass rings to reveal themselves. She has quietly kept her head down and made her own opportunity.
Recently I made a public plea to help her find a way to her dream that is just outside of her grasp. You rallied. You created a “red tent” for my girl. Through offerings of work, beautiful words of encouragement, and quiet constant presence. You have helped us to teach her that there is no greater support than that of good women. You have all played a part. It is because of you that she has witnessed something that was not plain to me until I was much older. That is, the power of the matriarch. That women holding women up to their greatness is magic. You have shown her what we do best. It is because of you that she will go into the world and provide this magic for other girls.
Above all, you have taught her that it does not take a piece of us to hold another woman up. Through well placed pedestals, we all stand just a bit taller. She may not have the confidence to thanks you herself. She may not have the language. She may be too hyper-focused on her goal to show her gratitude.
Please know that I see you. My heart has grown with this gift.
We are so very blessed.
We are the luckiest.E