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Letter from the Editor: I Don’t Know How She Does It

Letter from the Editor: I Don’t Know How She Does It

Truth be told, when I speak of my own mother, I really don’t know how she does it all. “Momma Hawk” is a mother to everyone who needs it. I cannot even tell you how many of my own friends (who are like family) have had deep, life discussions with her. She is trustworthy, easy to confide in, and an avid listener. As an empath, she makes no judgements and equally feels and understands everyone’s situations no matter what.

She is patient. She is humble. She is kind.

My mother is perceived as quiet because she is a skilled observer. In reality, she is extremely outgoing with a healthy side of witty humor, especially after a margarita. On top of her roles as nurturing mother, caring daughter, loving sister, devoted wife, and valued friend, she is a wicked smart accountant, a heavily involved philanthropist, and a faithful, spirited woman.

She is strong. She is brave. She is compassionate.

Growing up, she was a part of everything I was a part of (and that’s a lot). She was always committed to my school’s PTA and was (still is) a board member and treasurer of several nonprofits. She attended every performance and competition of mine and designed every detail of my birthday parties. She and my father were, are, and always will be the best support system.

She is genuine. She is creative. She is radiant.

The guidance I have received from my mother is infinite, from listening to her verbal advice to watching her positive role model behaviors. I cannot explain the immeasurable appreciation I have for my mother and her artistic genes, unique perspectives, and her passion for music and community. She has a heart of gold and the voice of an angel. When people ask me about my mom, I always reply with, “She is by far the best woman I know!”

She is inspiring. She is soulful. She is selfless. She is a Mother.

Happy Mother’s Day,


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