The night was nothing out of the ordinary, even the trip was nothing spectacular. Driving through the night, we were doing what friends do. We talked! We talked about life, about work, about raising our girls. We talked about our hopes for them (and for us), and we talked about what the future might bring. Before we knew it, our talking turned into reminiscing. We reminisced about how we were raised, the things we were taught, especially by our mothers, and how our faith was instrumental in shaping who we are today.
Trading mom-isms (“Pretty is as pretty does!”, “If you act half as nice as you look, you’ll be fine.” and “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”) turned into recalling our favorite verses with Colleen suddenly pulling out a notebook to see how many we could remember by heart. The power of this conversation and these simple yet outrageously powerful reminders gave us a sense of peace and clarity. And…an idea!!