One of my favorite quotes (well, paraphrased quotes) is ,"I am a woman of strength. I wish I'd known sooner". My daughter and her friend received this "pearl" from me today. Both going through a hard time, both not fully knowing their own strength. The strength to follow through with their convictions. The strength to know what their hearts and minds tell them is right for them. It is harder right now to be strong than to go with the flow and then live with the results. I certainly didn't know how strong I was when I started out. They are way ahead of me. Both of them have shown their strength today. And I'm proud of them!
I love this photo of my daughter. Her face shows confidence and strength. And of course there is a cute head in the sand :o)