Shout out to all women out there who have spent most of their youth and given up most of their dreams and walked away from most of their friends for a family that doesn’t realize that their sacrifices go way beyond the daily chores – that inspite of the other multiple roles that you play – cheerleader, nurturer, stage mother, there are more roles that you so often dream of taking…

Love & blessings from one mommy-wife to another: That you get a few moments a day to take care of yourself – coffee or yoga, or a good book. That you make time for your journal and scrap book – just so you don’t forget your dreams. That you get to keep a best friend who allows you to make mistakes and be imperfect. That you go back to your hobby to keep your passion burning. That your family realizes that your career and your dream is as important as their homework – and that your day at the spa is as important as the car getting a full car wash…

Cheers! to our quiet moments when we can daydream of the travels we didn’t take and wonder about those things that we didn’t choose and apologize to ourselves for dreams that we’ve been putting off… To quiet moments when we remind ourselves that love is worth it… To quiet moments that inspire us to make better adobo.

And to all the kids and dads reading… Mommy deserves quiet with her coffee, make her job your family project, help her achieve her dreams as she helps you pursue yours..bring her to the spa and when the car window’s down, and she looks out and suddenly turns quiet – to feel the breeze or look at the clouds or the sunset – let her…

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