Dear Mothers & Patrons of G.O.A.L,
You are an inspiration to us! What a blessing it is to receive guidance from a community of ladies who care about each other’s dreams and well-being. In each season we are introduced to a community of supporters that spans beyond our biological mothers.
Thank you for your continuous support and for responding to a need to guide girls in bloom who aren’t afraid to grasp for guidance. It’s the simplest things we do that make all the difference! The time you take to share your thoughts, sit down and listen…to their dreams…their desires, their girlie fancies is appreciated.
For those who responded to our recent tea party-You truly made an impact on all the girls who attended! Even up to yesterday a few girls mentioned how much they enjoyed the camaraderie and the entire affair! It was truly memorable!
For those who were unable to make it but continue to support our girls everywhere and in your very own community, thank you!
I know some of you are super busy and may not see this until weeks later, but I want you to know I appreciate each and every one of you. There will be more opportunities to join us on our ventures and we do hope you take the time to join in on the fun when it is possible! As our summer season rolls around, we are preparing for summer sewing sessions and what a blast it will be!
I read the quote below this past weekend and found it interesting that it mentions a structure so missed in our communities today, but they do still exist on a smaller scale through our churches and sometimes our schools:
Although the structure is not entirely gone-I still buy Girl Scout cookies from shy girls of nine or ten-the older model of single-sex community groups for women and girls has lost its salience for most Americans….We are more accepting of the influence of peers now; we have less time to spend with girls; and we no longer regard chastity as a moral absolute, even for the young. For all of these reasons, the Victorian protective umbrella has been folded.
We defy the heart of this statement because we provide a contrast to what was quoted in The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joans Jacobs Brumberg. As we come together each season with a variety of cultures and experiences, we recognize it takes a ‘village to raise a child” we continue to answer a higher calling that urges us to go beyond our comfort zone and look out for one another in what could be considered a cold world. I’m so astonished by what I learn when the young and their elders come together. As we continue to push one another forward… I only hope next season, we are able to come together with an even greater sense of joy and accomplishment from what we’ve learned and shared.
These are just some of my thoughts as we continue to celebrate our mothers, not only one day a year but every day of the year! Happy Mother’s Monday!
Ps. I have attached a pretty little collage to this post for your viewing, I do hope you enjoy! Who can’t help but enjoy young girlies smiling and enjoying the best life has to offer-love & friendship!