Earlier this week I met Yannet Hodson as she stood on the site of her soon to be new home being built under the guidelines of Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity. Hodson stood proud with her son as the walls of their new home were raised under a perfect Monday afternoon. Hodson lost her home in the May tornado but was just grateful that her son, who was at school when the tornado hit, was alive and well.
The Hodsons lost everything, but they had each other. It takes a strong woman to realize the true meaning of life. She has picked her family back up, sheltered them from the harsh reality of life and she’s setting a good example for her 12 year old son.
It seems that no matter how things go in my life, good or bad, I’m constantly surrounded by women that lift me up in spirit. Women who proudly wear red Mohawks. Women who stay up at night worrying about their children’s safety. Women who make bold decisions about their professional lives in order to take a new step in their personal lives. Women who are amazing.
We all have it in us. We are all like that judge I knew. We are all like Yannet Hodson and we are all women who wear red Mohawks. Who has helped you along the way? Who has shown you how to be strong when you were weak? Remember them and also remember to pass it along. There is always someone out there who is needing a strong role model. Someone to tell them they are important and someone to tell them they matter. Red Mohawks are optional.
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