I'd like to express my appreciation for my mother. She is my favorite example of a strong person. She continues to show me what it means to be strong. She is bold and accomplished. Her femininity doesn't specifically attribute to her strengths or her flaws. I am always learning from her to embrace myself and find my own strengths and my own flaws. She showed me how to handle any form of weakness society imposes, by encouraging me to ignore them because in the long run it is more a powerful, and more internally peaceful approach to overcoming them. She understood that raising a girl that there is nothing wrong with being a bit masculine. I feel that she blessed me a lifetime of balance. I am closer to her now more than ever because of her example of understanding and compassion. I like to think that's most important.
Please excuse any grammatical errors as this was typed on an iPhone. 😊