Last week I saw an interesting project starting online. It’s called Why Moms Matter. I saw it and said… Oooh I know someone.
Right away I KNEW my sister was a mom that mattered. She’s been a huge inspiration to me and I’ve watched her grow and change so much in the last year and I could not be more in awe of her strength and her beauty and how she’s handled everything that has been given to her – whether it’s something she’s wanted or not.
You could assume that this has to with Zoe but in so many ways it does and in just the same number of ways, it doesn’t. On one hand, I can’t imagine what it’s been like to be in her shoes now or when Zoe first got sick as a baby. On the other hand, I’ve always known how amazing she is and continues to be and I always tell people, “You should meet my sister. She’s awesome”.
Chrissy is beautiful. Hands down. The thing is that I wanted the world to know how fanfreakintabulous she is.
So back to the Why Moms Matter – I had to nominate Chrissy. I’ve always been in awe – she’s always been MY HERO, she completely ROCKS in my kids eyes (she’s far cooler than I am), and I can’t imagine her not in my life. I feel immensely blessed to have her for a sister.
I can go on and on about my sister but I’m afraid if I do, she’ll come along and delete this post… so I better get to the point.
The people behind the project Joshua Unfried and Danielle Smith (no relation that I know of!) has selected Chrissy to be their first recipient of their Why Moms Matter project. I got the email at three in the morning and almost woke up the house.
Now for the most amazing and unbelievable part – We will be on Blog Talk Radio tomorrow (Friday March 6th) at 3:30 EST. You can listen to Chrissy and I talk (HA!) HERE. Plus, my sister will be featured at Extraordinary Mommy tomorrow also.
Since I know it’s impossible for everyone to meet Chrissy, this is the next best thing I could do to share her with the world. I’m hoping she doesn’t mind too much.
4 comments on “She is Why Moms Matter”
March 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Chrissy and Nikki,
I just finished listening to the radio program. You did good!!! Listening to you two banter back and forth you can tell there is a great deal of love between you. You are very lucky to have each other. Family love and support is what usually gets all of us through our own trials and tribulations whether we know it or not. Family is where most of us draw our strength from. It may not be obvious to most people, but I think you get your strength from each other. I am reminded of Christmas night with you two sitting on the couch, you are conversing so fast that it seems you have your own language and nobody else could get in the conversation if they even wanted too. Zoe is indeed very lucky to have you as her mother Chrissy, and Aunt Nikki in her corner as well.
March 9, 2009 at 8:10 am
Well, I agree. I also think YOU are a candidate, Nikki. Look what you’ve done for your sister, your niece, and hey, your own bairns.
March 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm
Oh shoosh LOL! I’m just extremely blessed and lucky to have a sister like Chrissy. I said it during our BTR interview, everyone should have a mom like her. She’s amazing, she’s fun, smart, intelligent and we all adore her.
March 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm
I think this is a good thing! I agree with all said here. Chrissy can be an inspiration to many people-even a new acquaintance would probably get something out of just a short conversation with her. I admire your strength because I know how hard this has been for you & I know the road ahead is going to be a long one & most likely have a few more bumps in the road. You hear of mothers on the news – dumping their babies, killing their babies & being witness to abuse in some way or another & you have to wonder what are they thinking or should we say ‘not’ thinking & then we see the mother in you! We all saw it when Gabe was first born – you were meant to be a mom & you’re doing a very good job at it. I’m proud of you sweetheart & I know Zoe is going to pull through every thing they throw at her – because she is the ‘image’ of you!
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