My female role models have never been celebrities or movies stars … they’re the strong, courageous women I’ve been privileged enough to meet throughout my life.
What impresses me about them isn’t the size of their waists or how far they’ll go to get the role of a lifetime… It’s the size of their hearts and the lengths they go to fulfill their various life roles.
They’ve been the pillars of strength in my family, in my community and in my workplaces. They’ve experienced births, deaths and every conceivable experience in between and they did it all with a grace and a strength of spirit that exceeds mere words. Throughout my life, they’ve been there with me to celebrate the good, commiserate the bad and accentuate the admirable qualities that a strong woman should possess so that I could aspire to achieve them within myself.
They’ve nurtured me, protected me and mothered me through so many stages of my life – even though I was not theirs to care for. These are the amazing women who’ve given life, experienced life and taught me valuable lessons about life… They’re the women who laughed and smiled through it all despite their hardships and continued to love with all of themselves and exuded positivity and strength to everyone they met. They are my absolute inspiration and I love them with every piece of my heart.So to all the amazing women in my life…. This one’s for you…….Ranata Suzuki