main purpose is to create a community of Mothers and Daughters
and make a difference in the lives of women, starting with our
daughters. To give to other mothers and daughters, what the women
in my family have given to me. They left me a lifetime of love,
strength, character and appreciation, to name a few.
My Mother's and my Aunt's letters are the most precious objects
that I own and I cherish them. I would like to give that gift
to other Daughters by encouraging Mother's to write their Daughters
a letter. The letter can range from values and beliefs, to praise
and encouragement, the limits are endless.
My mother passed away when I was 13. I moved to
my mother's home town which was in the suburbs, and predominantly
white. I was only 13 and in one day, I lost everything, everyone
that I knew and loved. My family, my friends and the only way
of life that I knew. I must have read my
mother's letter a trillion times; it was the closest I could
get to her again.
A few years after my mothers death, I moved in with
my mother's sister, aunt Marianna. We became the best of friends.
She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2000 and I was in emotional
turmoil every day after that. The fought hard for the next three
years and I never stopped praying for a miracle, which is what
it would have taken to save her. I also prayed for a reason to
live because the thought of losing her was unbearable. I didn't
get the exact miracle that I prayed for, but I was, indeed, given
a miracle and a reason to live. That miracle is my daughter, Mercey.
It was the end of October and Marianna had been
gone since June I was still grieving from her death and had just
given birth to Mercey. I was a mother for the first time with
no Mother figure left.
It wasn't easy for a while but I know with every
fiber of my being, that it was my connection to the women in my
family and their love filled legacy letters Gloria's
and Marianna's letters that empowered me, and gave me the
courage and strength to rebuild my self.
This site is also a tribute
to Gloria and Marianna. They were feminine but strong, hysterically
funny, highly intelligent, magical, spirited, kind, full of character,
feisty women who had a love for books, writing, astrology, cats,
artichokes and anything that bloomed. Their letters helped me
to move through my grief of their loss, stay connected to them,
and gave me the guidance to rebuild my self. I will be forever
grateful for their praise and loving, encouraging words.
is Family that defines the very essence of our identity"
I am a Daughter, granddaughter, Mother,
wife, sister, aunt, great aunt, cousin, friend, and someday,
a grandmother and great grandmother.
I am a believer, student, reader, writer,
book lover, music lover, nature lover, cat lover, culture
lover and much, much more. I am Her, I am She,
I AM A WOMEN!
I'm still not sure what my calling
is but I believe that if we want to give our lives meaning
and purpose; if we want to make a difference, we must be
first be truthful and then, take what life gives us and
use it. I truly have faith in this project and believe that
another girls letter will someday make a difference in her
life. Honestly, I'm not sure how many lives it will affect
but I am proud to be part of the possibility.
Thank you for reading my story. I
hope that you will take part in empowering a whole generation
of women, one daughter at a time. Share
I live in N. H. with my husband and daughter. I have an
associates degree in Paralegal Studies with a minor in Business
Currently, Enrolled in a BA program in Human Development.
This program is combination of both my passions, including
education and psychology. Iplan to pursue a career in teaching,
which in my opinion is one of the most noble, rewarding
I truly believe that "education is the key to success"I
believe that I have the life experience to make a difference
in the lives of young girls and women and now I desire the
accomplishment of an education.
have absolute power because they have the power to affect
our emotions. The list of emotions goes on and are both,
positive and negative."About
Words not only have the power to effect our emotions, but,
also, our minds and spirit. My insight, passion, and inspiration,
in part, for this project, came from experiencing both the
positive and negative effects of word power. 10+reasons