Love.

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Happy May, Frisco. The month of flowers seems fitting seeing how this edition is the “Women’s Issue.” Women today are strong, determined, hard-working and beautiful. We as women should lift each other up and not tear one another down. We should lend a helping hand when someone’s in need just like our own Mother’s have done for us along the way. This brings us to another event approaching us this month – Mother’s Day. The day to celebrate and stop and really appreciate the woman, who, brought you into this world. Mom.

If I can take a second to speak about my own Mother, she is the epitome of a strong woman. She raised me to be open-minded, kind and strong-willed. She is the foundation of my heart. The reason I love is from learning from God and from her. She showed me how and why to love. She is my biggest fan, and the person who has shaped me to be the person I am today. Anyone who knows her is lucky to know her.

It’s important to remember that mother’s come in all forms – biological, adoptive, and even women who are aunts, active in the community of our children or have perhaps a few pets at home – we are all Moms. I wish all of you Moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day this month.

In this edition, you will meet some wonderful women. Moms, business entrepreneurs and corporate business woman, to name a few. We as women come from all sorts of backgrounds, shapes, sizes and our stories are each our own. I hope that you will be as inspired as I was to meet our remarkable cover women – Dr. Jill Wade. She reminds us that we all should strive to find that right “balance” in our lives. Balance with family life, work life, spiritual life and the time we set for ourselves. I think Dr. Wade hits the nail on the head by claiming if we all just try to keep the balance, we can all strive to be the best we can and help each other be the best, too.

Have a great month, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

Love,

Kristi

Genesis 22-23: “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman. “