One of my favorite songs is Strength, Courage, and Wisdom by India.Arie. Since my mom had to raise my brother and myself on her own, I felt that these words described her perfectly. A couple of years ago, I had her write those 3 words and had them tattooed on my forearm on top of a purple butterfly- one of her favorite things. I can see it constantly and when I get bogged down thinking how hard being a single parent is, I see my tattoo and realize that I am my mother's daughter so I'm bound to have some of her strength, courage, and wisdom.
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