Nearly every month, on the second Saturday, a group of special women gather in the Quad Cities. It’s a group who have experienced mother loss at different stages of their lives. They are a sisterhood, where they celebrate their mothers and support each other through an encouraging network for continuous healing. They are known as QC Motherless Daughters, and they are the inspiration behind The Legacy Project.
As Mother’s Day approaches, this group of motherless daughters reflect on and honor the memory of their moms. Here they share some of their thoughts on what they learned from mom.
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A quick link to voting here!
The Legacy Project is a finalist in a contest for three months of membership at CoworkQC! A place where we can create, collaborate and cowork. We promise, a vote for The Legacy Project will make you feel good inside.
We’re humbled and honored that a panel of CoworkQC members selected us as a finalist for this contest. Thank you, panel, for believing in us and our mission: to honor and protect the legacy of moms lost by girls and young women.
You can vote – once a day, every day until November 30 – by clicking the link below! Thank YOU for believing in us and in each and every motherless girl we will touch.
Remember, each person can vote one time per day through November 30, so make it a daily practice! We’d be so grateful for your daily vote and your Facebook share. Coworkqc #coworkqccontest
We are all change makers. Whether we’re researching cures for cancer, raising a family or showing kindness to someone – what we do, and how we do it, can create change in our world.
I’m often inspired by the change makers around me. They encourage me to dig a little deeper, and press on for change. Change that I feel is important and necessary.
Typically, we become passionate for change based on our own personal experiences. Emma Yang, a 12 year old, is a prime example of this. Read her inspiring story here.
The Legacy Project was featured on the blog of St. Paul Lutheran Church, as well as their October magazine, Journey. You can read the piece here.
The trailer for this movie on parent loss is very moving. The full length movie should be just as touching. http://dreamofthewoods.com/becoming-home/
Family Resources’ SafePath program held a luncheon yesterday to support its sexual violence survivor resources. It was a moving event.
Sexual violence causes change in its survivors and victims. Unwanted and undeserved change. Kelly McReynolds delivered the keynote address, titled “Learning to Live Again: A story of rebuilding after rape”. Her story is heartbreaking. Her healing is inspirational.
Every woman and man deserves a life free of violence. To stand with a survivor, say: I’m sorry that happened to you. It’s not your fault. I believe you. You are not alone. To seek help, call the SafePath crisis line at 866-921-3354.
You can learn more about SafePath at www.famres.org.
Here’s another view of change from a parent’s perspective.
The Letter I Wish I’d Written to my Middle School Daughter