October 16th is officially declared “Person X Day” — and you get to pick Person X. Tell us about someone who deserves to be commemorated.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us HONOR.
I’ve written about this person before but it bears telling again. I’d like to honor my daughter.
My daughter deserves to be commemorated. She does it all. She is a wife, a mother, and a working woman.
She has been a single mother who raised two daughters from the time they were toddlers and put herself through college. She found a job and worked while her children were in school and day care and supported them. She was always very involved in their education. She managed to attend every parent night and teacher conference at school. She baked cookies when needed and sent the required school supplies even when it put a crimp in her budget. She was always there for her kids.
She managed to buy a house for her and the girls. By herself. She painted and decorated it beautifully. She landscaped it too. It is a showplace. It is a beautiful home that she still has. It has been the girls’ home for all their lives. Then she has managed to buy cars for the girls and her. There is an extra one for the girls to drive now that they are driving. They need it to get back and forth to work. She has hung on to it and kept it in working order for them. She and her husband have their cars and the girls have one, too.
She has gone from a receptionist job to an administrative assistant job to her current position as an executive assistant in an up and coming national company. She is good and what she does and is a respected member of her team. She does an excellent job at what she does and everyone loves her.
I am so proud of my daughter. She is a strong woman, a good wife, an excellent mother, a productive employee. She is everything I wish I were. Hats off to you, my lovely daughter. I love you and honor you today on Person X Day.