March 09, 2014

Strong and Courageous

This week, Delaney had an assignment for Girls Scouts. She was supposed to research a strong and courageous woman, write a little bit about her, and share it with the troop on Friday.

We just happen to have been studying about this at home, and have several good books around the house from the library right now, From Amelia to Zora, Outrageous Women of Colonial America, The Sky's the Limit: Stories of Discoveries by Women and Girls, to name a few. She was trying to decide between Helen Keller and Amelia Earheart, when she put down her book and stated that she was going to write about me.

I told her that was very, very sweet of her, but was she sure she wouldn't rather choose one of these other women? I am not very exciting.

She was very firm with me. "Mom,  you are VERY strong and courageous and I am writing about you."
"My mommy is brave and courageous because she acts calm even though she is afraid of spiders."
Then at Girl Scouts, while the other girls were sharing about Gracie Gold and Rosa Parks, Delaney told them that her mom always stays calm, even when there are spiders.

I do aspire to be strong and courageous for my girls, and teach them that they can be and do anything they want, to offer them many different opportunities to see what can be possible for them. It's moments like these that I know I am doing the right thing, choosing to stay home and teach my girls. ♥

1 comment:

  1. Delaney is one special girl and you, Nicole, are one special mom!

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