Published on May 7th, 2011 | by thevyne1
The Vyne’s Tribute to Moms
Our moms mean the world to us! They have made sacrifices regularly, role modeled for us tirelessly, taught us endlessly and loved us deeply. So in honor of our wonderful mothers and all the great moms out there, we’re spotlighting Carol and Cheryl…our moms. Happy Mother’s Day!
Carol (Keesha’s Mom)
Hometown: Queens/Far Rockaway, NY
Current City (if different): Marietta, GA
Career Path: I’ve had a full career that spanned the industries of Insurance, Banking, Administration and 21 years in Medical Approval and Auditing. And now, I’m happily retired!
3 words that describe you: Kind, Compassionate, “Go-Getter”
What do you enjoy most about being a Mom?: Teaching my children, particularly about our history and topics that I wasn’t taught about when I was growing up. I just enjoy taking care of them and experiencing the unconditional love that comes with being a mother.
What are you most proud of?: Sustaining a marriage to a great man for 40 years and raising two responsible, wonderful children.
What is your favorite book?: Just one huh? Well, my favorite author is J. California Cooper. I really liked her books In Search of Satisfaction and The Wake of the Wind
Best Advice for Other Mothers?: Be patient and know that every child is unique. Love them and give to them according to their needs. If you have more than one child, always make sure to balance that love and encourage them to accomplish their dreams. Be willing to teach them every single day.
What do you like to do for fun?: I love to read, dance, watch sports (e.g. Tennis, Basketball) and exercise
Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: pray, everyday and sometimes throughout the day.
What is your favorite restaurant?: Any restaurant that serves great seafood, particularly lobster.
What words do you live by?: Always be honest…treat people the way you would like them to treat you
Cheryl (Kailei’s Mom)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current City: Aurora, IL
Education: BA in Elementary Education, MS in Management Science, PhD in Organizational Development
Occupation: President & CEO of CBR Consulting, LLC
3 words that describe you: Passionate, networker, faith-based
What do you enjoy most about being a mom?: The love of my children, pride in seeing how they have developed into loving, caring and dynamic individuals, and the joy to being able to say that I am a mom.
What are you most proud of?: All of the blessings that God has given me in my life. I have to pinch myself every day to believe that my life has been so abundant.
What is your favorite book?: The Shack by William Paul Young
Best advice for other mothers?: Raising children is a journey and not a destination. As long as you remain loving and believing in them you will realize that all things are possible. Also, love your children unconditionally.
What is your favorite travel destination?: Bali, Indonesia
Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: talk to God
What is your favorite restaurant?: White Chocolate Grill in Naperville, IL
What words do you live by?: Honesty, integrity, love of God, to be thankful for every day and its many blessings, and to be a lifelong learner.
We know there are plenty of wonderful mothers out there so let’s shout them all out! Tell us about your wonderful mom by leaving a comment below.