We have a consultant at the office for a few weeks.
I was very nervous to meet her, but now I am so grateful that I have. She is such an inspiration to me, not just in her line of work but as a person as well. And I feel that I owe a whole new debt of gratitude to my Aunt, who brought this person into my life, for my good.
When I was a kid, and a young adult, I could never answer the question, "Who is your biggest role model?" I didn't have one. There were a few people in the world that I loved and even admired, but I couldn't say I wanted my life to look like theirs. I couldn't say I wanted to make the same decisions they had made. Long ago I had simply set out blindly, in a direction I could only hope was right.
But now! What a lovely surprise, to find someone I truly want to be like, someone I wish to emulate as a whole. It is wonderfully encouraging to see in her that it really is possible to be the kind of wife, mother, co-worker, and friend that I have always hoped to be.