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Mothers Day

Thank you to all wonderful women out there who are Moms or have invested time, love and energy in a child as an Aunt, neighbor, teacher, coach or friend. In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m writing to say thank you from the child’s perspective.

  • When you hugged me, you taught me physical touch was safe and good.
  • When you sat and spoke to me kindly vs yelling at me, you taught me to have patience when I felt like having anger.
  • When you laughed at my jokes, you taught me to look at the sunny side of life and to know I had the power to make someone happy.
  • When you hung my art project, you taught me that even though I didn’t get an A in art class, I have talent.
  • When you stood up for me in my education, you taught me I am not alone and I will always be protected.
  • When you joyfully let me try viola, cello, karate, swimming, cross country, horseback riding and all the other things that cost so much money that you didn’t have to spare, you taught me to give is more fulfilling than to receive.
  • When you made me finish chores done to your high quality level of expectations, you taught the gifts of confidence to fail and pride in a job well done.
  • When you bought me clothing ranging from beautiful dresses to authentic cowgirl, you taught me to be adventurous and appreciate all sides of my personality.
  • When you attended every one of my events, you taught me the importance of commitment.
  • Above all, through all of this, you taught me I have worthiness and to expect nothing less from anyone else for the rest of my life. 

Thank you amazing Moms and Mentoring Women….you are worthy of our gratitude and love.  Happy Mothers Day!

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Tour de Ladies Cycling Event on July 8

Join me on July 8th at the Tour de Ladies cycling event! It’s a fully supported, non-competitive, women-only cycling event through the rolling hills of Parker, Colorado just south of Denver. Based on your pedal power, you can pick from three route options: 13 miles, 30 miles and 62.50 miles.

This is much more than an afternoon spin on your bike, it’s also a celebration of sisterhood that supports the Crisis Center and their programs. The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence. Thanks to this annual ride, Tour de Ladies donated more than $13,500 in 2015 and $17,400 in 2016 to the Crisis Center. Men are encouraged to volunteer at the event and cheer for the women riders!

As a past client of the Crisis Center, I know first-hand how amazing they are and the powerful life changing programs they provide. As a current Cabinet Member, I fully support the Crisis Center and would love to hear your questions about their services and ideas you have to support them. Please contact me for more information or look at their website.

To sign up for the ride or make a donation, please see the Tour de Ladies website. Hope to see you there! Happy and safe riding!