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Monday, May 8, 2017

girl power...

Jen Hatmaker is my spirit animal. She is an amazingly talented writer who always says exactly what I need to hear at exactly the right moment. And she's a Texan to boot! (She lives in Buda, a little town outside of Austin that holds a special place in My Sweet Dad's heart.)

This morning, on her Instagram feed, she posted a picture of herself and her beautiful daughter (taken the night of her prom). Here's what she had to say:

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." ~Agatha Christie~

When it comes to this girl, all bets are off. There is no path I would not mow down so she can walk upon it. Women, the world we are building is the one in which our daughters and sons will rise up. Let's dare and push and break ceilings and crush all the injustice and hate we can so we might hand off a kinder, safer, lovelier world than the one we inherited. Our mothers did this work before us too. Our grandmothers before them. They won battles we no longer have to fight. They laid pavement in many a wilderness; we are the first generation to walk some of those paths with ease. It is our turn to demand a world worthy of our children. 

I know this planet feels so harsh and cruel, but it has met its match with a generation of mothers who didn't come to play. We only look sweet.

Look at me with two inspirational posts in a row! Call me ELC! LOL. JK. But, seriously, y'all. ELC is a warrior in every way. A survivor. A defender. I will be this for my girls. I will spend every second trying as hard as I can to raise brave and kind and strong women that love Jesus with all of their hearts.

Thank you, Mama. GIRL POWER.

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