As we delve into more project groups and more discussion about the project in general, I really want each of these ladies to get their story released on its own merit. I know how intimidating it is to sit down and read an entire blog post, let alone one that contains eight or more ladies’ stories to read. We have about five minutes sometimes, and I want you to have the chance of making five minutes of your day a beneficial, uplifting read. So, re-releasing the fifty-one participants’ (so far) stories as singles is what I am doing. I even downloaded a handy ol’ “number generator” app on my trusty lil phone to do so (because I am a genius AND because I’m bad at making decisions).
I will not insult your intelligence by posting my various thoughts on each group with each ladies’ story. What I will do is include the link to my blog about that particular group and that particular night, and you can feel free to check that out if you feel so inclined. What I will include with every post is the link to the blog from our original group, which has the explanation behind the reason for the project and how it goes about. You can find that here: Women. Raw. Honest. Loved. Group 1.
Today’s lady: #44 The lovely Liz, from Group 4.
“I’ve always been “almost.”
All my life I’ve heard “You’d be so pretty if…”
If I was taller.
If I had better skin.
If I had a tan.
If I lost some weight.
If I had bigger boobs.
I’ve heard how I never finish anything. I’d be such a good mom if I had follow-through. I’d prove my intelligence if I would finish school. I’d use my creative aptitude better if I worked faster and turned it into some sort of business.
And, I’ve always felt incomplete. I’d fill that void with a baby, if I could have one. Or, maybe a dog, if my husband didn’t hate them. Or, a best-friend, if I got along with others.
I’m almost good enough. Almost pretty enough. Almost cool enough. Almost perfect. Almost almost.”
Liz’s friends and family:
Amazing mother of 3 beautiful children
Caring” – Katie
“Some things about Liz that are AMAZING:
-She is a wonderful mother. Her kids always come first to her.
-She is inspiring to me, as a crafter, as a mother, as a human.
-She says what she means, even when it’s difficult to say.
-She is gorgeous, inside and out.
-She is genuine.
-She follows her dreams.
-She is trusting.
-She is supportive.
-She is kind and expects nothing but a smile in return, like she shares the life philosophy “Create the word you want to live in” with me. I don’t know if she really does, but that seems to be a sign of it.
-It’s not necessarily about her, but I wish we lived closer together.
I hope that is enough. I could go on and on about her, but I think I hit the top points here. She is incredible.” -Andy
“My words for her are: courageous, incredible, beautiful, strong, deep, dreamer, perfect.” – Ethan
I’m writing about my daughter-in-law, Liz…she’s an amazing young woman.
Liz is open – what you see is what you get. Her emotions are on the surface…she’s passionate about things, animals and people. She lets you know how she feels and there’s no hidden agenda.
Liz is a wonderful mother – her kids know that they’re the center of her world. She lets their creativity shine, and their happiness is a testament to her involvement in their lives and the love she gives them.
Liz is a free spirit – she marches to her own drummer in her own way. She is on a quest to explore herself and her place in the world, and she’s willing to try new things. She’s growing by leaps and bounds and her potential is endless. With her intelligence, the sky’s the limit.” – Alvarita
Extremely dedicated to ANY project
A loyal friend
And…above all…an AWESOME mother!” – Duane
“Lizzy has had many experiences, good and bad in her 30 years, and I think the lessons she has learned are the most important “facets” of her life. She has compassion, empathy, and sincere tenderness for those in need.
She is very creative and, whatever she attempts, she does well. I’ve always admired her ability to teach herself things that she found interesting …knitting, computer skills, gardening, home schooling, quilting, yoga, to name a few.
Her sense of humor is quirky and entertaining, especially when she bleats like a lamb or burps the ABC’s!
When Liz became a Mother, I think she found her niche in life.
Her parenting skills are imaginative, loving, patient, and nurturing.
I don’t think Lizzy has “found” happiness, I think she has worked hard to create a happy life for her husband and family by making wise decisions, backed by a thoughtful evaluation of her options.
I am proud to be her Mom!” – Diane
“Traits about Liz:
Hauntingly good singing voice
Wicked awesome & meaningful tattoos.” – Zoe
“Liz was an unmistakable and remarkable turning point in our son Ethan’s life. Her independent spirit, willingness to take risks and explore, and appreciation of art and all things beautiful, both aligned with our son’s entrepreneurial nature and challenged him to see and appreciate new things himself. She helped him come out of his social shell, sharing with him a zany and attractive sense of humor and that “sealed their deal” as soulmates. And when they had children, they both grew themselves as they dedicated themselves to being great parents and rearing wonderful children. Liz is inquisitive, exploratory, sometimes daring, very bright, articulate, and not afraid to voice an opinion…character traits that are shared in many respects by our son and by our family in general. Ethan has said many times that Liz changed his life and made him a better person. I completely agree.” – Rick
Each group can be found here: