Being a modern woman is no easy feat.
As a mother, wife, career woman and so much more, we often wear many hats and mean many different things to a variety of people in our lives.
We run households and businesses.
We willingly sacrifice our time, our money, and often our sleep, to ensure that our loved ones are cared for.
For many of us, we’re the chief cook, cleaner, nurse, coach, cheerleader and more in our own homes. And we take on these roles with grace and poise – and the strength of a grounded woman who knows who she is and where she is going.
When things are hard, we don’t give up.
We push through.
We find new and better ways to do things. We leave a legacy of strength and determination for our families that we can all be proud of.
So, this is an ode to us – the strong women who, despite the obstacles, never quit. We continue to invest time and hearts in raising families and corporations.
To the women who are the problem-solvers, the mood-boosters and the everyday encourages.
To the givers – the modern women who freely share resources, time, attention, love and expertise with those in our spheres of influence.
Do not overlook your contribution to this world. You are valuable, and you are making a difference!
This Thanksgiving let us share in the gratitude we have for loving our families and pursuing our passions.
Let us be thankful for being the nurturers, givers, carers and world changers raising equally empowered children who will make a difference in this world.
To the giving women – you may know one; you may be one…
I salute you!
Tara + Ryder at Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Photography: Elisabeth Ashliegh / Elisabeth Ashliegh Photography
Elisabeth Ashliegh Gelhar