Every once in a while we come across people who get it… whose lightbulb flicked on… and well… they finally understand something you’ve been telling them for a long time…

It is amazing to see how much change can happen in a child’s development in so little time when a parent feels empowered.

The parent follows through with their homework and voila… toddler is using new words and beginning to use two word phrases… consider that 9 months ago… this baby could barely utter a vowel sound.

This baby was talking in the back of his mouth with throat-like sounds… nothing came out of the front…

geez… this is wonderful… for the child’s self esteem, independence, as well as for the mom’s self esteem regarding her parenting abilities…

The best part was seeing Mom’s proud face full of glee when he produced “te amo/I love you” on his own… This mama was shining brightly!

How exciting… now don’t get me wrong… there’s still a lot to do with this kiddo… but he’s come soooo far…

So… my second example of empowering happened this evening… there’s nothing more amazing than seeing a proud spouse…

Boy was he proud…

He couldn’t contain himself… hubbie was ecstatic and he had every right to be…

He did an amazing job and maybe just maybe he sees in himself what I see in him… that is maybe just once hubbie sees his potential….

His potential to be a great person in his career… a person others will want to mimic and become one day…

Hubbie has, at times, doubted his abilities and his potential to be that person whose known as THE business man…

It feels wonderful to know that I’ve been able to empower lives that I come in contact with on a regular basis…

My breath is not wasted when I educate, explain, or repeat myself in order for a person to gain the self esteem needed to reach their full potential… as a person, as a mother, as a career person, as a loved one, as a friend, or any other role that person may need a little boost to fulfill at their best.

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