My mom. She grew up in the sixties and seventies. She came out of that time with both a rock-solid conviction of God and a strong desire to find truth. I’m grateful she shared both with us.
My wife. She has been the breadwinner in the family and handled that role with flying colors. She would have done the same as a stay-at-home parent, but I’m grateful for how life has worked out for us. She balances her role as engineer and mother beautifully and I strive to do as well balancing my role as father and lawyer/author/whatever-I-am.
My Grandma Williams. As a young woman, she left home to become an air traffic controller. Due to illness in the family (I think, a bit fuzzy on details) she had to go home to care for her family. After marrying my grandfather and having a couple kids, she decided her kids needed God. She checked out different churches and finally convinced my grandpa to take her to the one he’d grown up in. She got baptized and played a big role in instilling my mother’s conviction of God and his love.
My Grandma Pulsipher. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ late in her teens. My aunts, uncles, and my father are all testament to the power a loving mother can have. I’ll always be grateful for her testimony of truth and her example of kindness.
As the father of three daughters, I hope I can instill in them the strength of character these mothers have. My daughters have such powerful examples and I am grateful for a world that holds so many opportunities for them.