Hi, welcome to our time of reflection my friend! As we are celebrating International Women’s Day this week, I thought we would honor some amazing women.
First let’s grab our cuppas & get comfy, I have a cup of Berry Licorice tea with some dried fruit & nuts to snack upon. What’s yours?
Women of strength
Is there a family resemblance not just in looks but in characteristics running down through the generations in your family? Do you come from a long line of amazing women?
I come from a long line of strong women on both sides of my family tree. My grandmothers & great grandmothers were extraordinary women in, what many would call, ordinary life. Though life is never ordinary…is it!
These women lived through really tough times with Great Depressions in the global economy, World Wars, poverty, Polio & the Spanish Flu pandemics, as well as widowhood without the benefit of the social welfare system we have today.
My paternal grandmother (standing far right below) was widowed at an early age with three children still living at home. She shared with me when I had reached adulthood that my grandfather had been ill for a long period due to a work accident that eventually took his life.
Her fortitude, quiet tenacity & kindness during her life were inspirational. She was an amazing cook & always had a delicious treat & an encouraging word for us.
My maternal grandmother was a strong & kind woman who courageously took her family through those difficult times. She made sure they were well cared for & worked tirelessly to do so with my grandfather, united in their strong faith in God. She faced cancer & eventually widowhood later in life with His strength, grace & courage.
Women of tenacity
My daughters are also strong women, each in their own right, facing the challenges of life with determination & courage.
They each do an extraordinary job & make life look far easier then it is at times. I see the same determination & courage in my granddaughters too…
They are tenacious, resilient, loving, caring & kind, not just in their own families but to those in this world who are most vulnerable. Yes, I’m a proud Mama & Grand mama!
But I’m also aware of the legacy those extraordinarily capable women who went before us laying a rich foundation of courage & fortitude.
“Know…He is God, the faithful God who keeps His covenant & His loving kindness to a thousandth generation to those who love Him…”
Deuteronomy 7: 9
Yes, the characteristics of tenacity, courage & kindness have definitely come down through the generations but the greatest of these is seen in God’s faithfulness to us through our family line!
We are women of strength because of His strength in each generation, even when some didn’t realize it along the way! He has kept His promise & will continue to do so!
A Woman of Excellence
Now, I would like to introduce you to an amazing woman of faith who is inspirational in her creative development of financial programs, to help women reach the pinnacle of their financial health.
A little background…
I have known Heather throughout her life & had the great privilege of partnering with her in business many years ago when I first went into private practice.
Heather was the powerhouse behind all things in business administration while I took care of the clinical side of the practice.
Our chosen professional paths have taken us on different journeys over the intervening years.
I’m very proud to announce that Heather has worked extremely hard in those years & is now the founder & CEO of Excec One...she is…
‘A qualified accountant and CPA (Chartered Practicing Accountant), humanitarian and most importantly, a mum…’ (Exec One)
…having worked with businesses of all sizes….and individuals…helping those struggling to get back on track.
‘Heather has received awards from the Southern Cross University, CPA Australia and for the development of the financial reporting for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.’ (Exec One)
She has amazing financial wisdom & experience to help us reach our personal & business financial goals which is most timely in this current economic climate!
Until next time,
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