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Holidays, Homelife, Parenting

Encourage Your Mom Tribe on Mother’s Day

{{Originally published in 2016.}}

Remember snail mail?

I do. In fact, I used to send snail mail all. of. the. time.

I was OVERLY organized about this. I had a planner that had pockets for card storage each month. This meant I could purchase cards months ahead of time and they would be ready to sign and send.

My Gema (grandmother) and I used to laugh about my organized mailing habits because she received her birthday card on October 29 even though I was in the hospital after having a baby on October 28. (I mailed it in the morning before I went into labor)

I think that was the final birthday card that I ever sent on time. Or at all. Ever again.

Motherhood completely disrupted my overly organized methods in all areas, including my ability to recognize special occasions.  I just couldn’t keep up with cards every month anymore.

But I missed sending cards!

I enjoy writing notes of encouragement to the people who are important to me so I became determined to find a solution to my disorganization.

Then it hit me…MOTHERS DAY!

Instead of keeping up with birthdays, anniversaries, and other events all year long, I could send letters to ALL of the people once a year.

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“Eshet Chayil” to the Women of Valor in my Life

This week I was inspired by Rachel Held Evans and her explanation of Proverbs 31, a well known biblical poem about wisdom.   In her post, she explains that the Hebrew phrase for “woman of valor” is “eshet chayil“.  Many recognize these words in the Bible as “virtuous woman”.

Rachel’s Jewish friend, Ahava, shared with her “that she and her friends cheer one another on with the blessing, celebrating everything from promotions, to pregnancies, to acts of mercy and justice, to battles with cancer with a hearty “eshet chayil”!

I love it.

A tribute to the women of valor in my life. So many different lives, so many amazing moms and women. Continue Reading