This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SCA. The opinions and text are all mine.
Have you ever sat down to think of the amazing women that taught you your values, your beliefs, your habits and everything and anything in between?
SCA’s all-female racing team has developed an opportunity to celebrate the women that have a positive impact on others and it’s the perfect time to think about it, because Mother’s Day is coming up!
Since Mother’s Day is next week, I wanted to share with you my four moms-yes four women that have all touched my lives the way a mother does. I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to all of them.
1. My mother. My mom has taught me how to overcome and fight through the negative things in life. She’s fought her way through a debilitating illness and she has every reason to lay in bed and cry everyday, instead, her primary concern is for me and my brother and making sure that we live a life to the fullest.
2. Mama Jean is Cody’s mom. She recently passed away on April 12th and I miss her so much. From the moment I entered her life, she welcomed me with open arms, even implying Cody and I would get married one day during our first meeting (Cody and I both argued—but Mom definitely knew best!) She struggled her entire life and at times worked multiple jobs and through it all she kept a grateful heart for everything she did have never judged another person.
3. Aunt Kelly is my Godly influence and also my fun aunt. From the moment I was born, my Aunt Kelly was the one that took me to random shops to find secret treasures and did craft projects with me. She’s been my second mom for as long as I can remember. She brought me to church with her and brought me and my brother into her church family. She’s so strong and able to stand on her own two feet no matter what and I’ve always admired her independence.
4. My Grandma is another woman that worked hard her entire life. She taught me to work for everything you want in life, but to make sure you take time for yourself too. I used to hate when she made me stay home every Sunday for rest, but now I’m so grateful that I carry that value through my adult life and feel so awkward when I work on Sundays! She has always lended a listening ear and given advice that you know is backed from years of experience.
So those are my four mothers. Each one is special to me in their own way. Now let’s talk about Team SCA. It’s built up of women that come from all different walks of life–different values, experiences and goals, all ready to take on the Volvo Ocean Race. Through it all, they are honoring Amazing Women Everywhere through their celebration. Their race reminds me of the experiences that we face every single day–whether it’s being a great mom, an amazing career woman, struggling through illness, death…whatever we are all going through and we’re all amazing!
You can actually add your own photos to the Team Mosaic page and introduce your amazing woman to everyone in the world!How cool, right? I already added mine!
Who is the amazing woman in your life? (Don’t forget to add them to the Team Mosaic!)
SCA believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and we are committed to creating value for people and nature. To champion these ideals, SCA launches Amazing Women Everywhere, to celebrate women who have a positive impact on others.
The women of SCA’s all-female racing team, Team SCA, exemplify this spirit. They have come from all walks of life and backgrounds to take on one of the world’s most challenging endeavors, the Volvo Ocean Race. For nine months, their journey of hard work and determination will inspire millions around the world. Follow along with Team SCA on Facebook!
We aim to gather thousands of stories from all over the world and inspire thousands more by illustrating that amazing women truly are everywhere. Visit http://www.teamsca.com/awemosaic to submit a photo of an amazing woman in your life.