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Posted by Megan Plassmeyer on May 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM

With Mother's Day just around the corner, you've probably had a chance to sit and think about all the things you could give your Mom this Sunday. Maybe you could bring her flowers or chocolate? Or perhaps just the gift of silence? (Silence is golden, after all.) 

But have you stopped to think about all the things that your mom has given you? We have, and we're proud to be #StrongFromMom. 




 Eme Crawford: Queen of Kickboxing 

Don’t quit. That’s one of the greatest life lessons my mom instilled in me early on. Tired of piano lessons? “Sorry,” – my mom wouldn’t let me quit. Oh, you’re really, really, painfully awkward on the softball team? “Well, you’re going to keep your commitment to your teammates and finish the season,” my mom insisted. These early lessons taught me to stick it out ESPECIALLY when things get tough and to NEVER let your teammates down!



Ashley Crary: Proprietor of Push-Ups

My mom always encouraged me to believe in myself and always valued what I had to say (she still does). She also demanded that I take pride in everything that I do which has made me strive to be the best person I can be. I am forever grateful that she raised me to be confident, independent, and strong woman. 



Megan Plassmeyer:  Honcho of Heavy Lifting

My mom never failed to reiterate to me the importance of being a kind and positive person. I feel strong knowing that I am in control of my own happiness.  I love you, mom!



Marcurius Byrd: Director of Dumbbells 

My mother has taught me how to be strong in the face of a difficult situation and to always find strength in loving not just those who are family but others too. She was always there to look out for anyone and everyone, which she has passed on to me.



Melissa Davis: The Czar of Zumba

My mother is my reminder that you can be strong even at your weakest. Throughout her life, she taught me that strength is an enduring attribute best illustrated not in brazen shows of power, but in the little ways you live everyday.



Cynthia Beavin: The Top Dog of Upward Dog

My mom has supported me in every decision I’ve made for myself – from choosing to go to USC, to studying abroad in Peru, to dating a woman. That alone has made me believe that I can choose anything for myself, and I should keep fighting for every woman to have that right. (Love you Mommy)



Kayle Wright: The Riveter of Rights 

My mother taught me the power of being resilient. I’m strong today because she showed me that it’s possible to make it through anything, no matter how hard it may seem.   



Tag us in your best #Strengthie and tell us how you're #StrongFromMom!



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