About

Hi there! Thank you for visiting my page! I realize we are all so very busy these days, and you visiting my page is truly a gift of your time. From the bottom of my heart…thank you.

My name is Sharon. I am a wife and mother of three children, who were all born in three different decades. Yes, that’s right–they are fairly spread apart! Honestly, though, I’ve served 22 years in the United States Air Force and well having back to back children– while maintaining a career–was not on my radar! So my children are spread apart. Naturally, like any mother, we have a lot to say about our world and our personal experiences. And so I decided to start this blog. I hope it becomes tips to leadership growth and words of encouragement for everyone. Sometimes you’ll hear from the mommyship side, and on other occasions, I’ll speak from a leadership perspective. And in some instances, you’ll hear from both sides; after all, many of us are both parents and leaders.

So why are Daisies Located Throughout my Blog?

Okay by appearance the daisy isn’t really that grand of a flower. Its beauty is derived from its simplicity, at least that’s how I feel, or at least that’s what attracted me to the Gateway theme on WordPress–I thought, okay I like this layout. It’s clean, simple, and has an air of freshness about it. Sure… theme picked, DONE, let’s move on.

Unfortunately, I selected the daisy’s symbolic imagery without really considering what it represents. I realized this when I recently thought I might change my layout; after all, I have increased my WordPress account to a premium which affords a nice variety of themes. Why not select another theme? However, before I made a hasty decision to transition to the perception of better, let me, at the very least, learn the meaning(s) of the daisy. After all, it has been representing my blog for some time.

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Symbolism Behind the Daisy (here’s the short version)
  1. Daisies symbolize innocence, purity, and love, and one look at the flower does lend a gentle nudge to this connotation. However, the meaning stems from a Celtic Legend. The legend speaks of parents and their heavy sadness that enveloped them upon losing their infants.  In hopes to cheer the parents up, God sprinkled daisies over the earth.
  2. However, in Norse mythology, the daisy belongs to the goddess Freya who symbolizes love, beauty, and fertility. This brought forth the relationship between the daisy and childbirth, symbolizing motherhood and new beginnings.
  3. The daisy is also a sign of transformation and it arrived at this meaning through the Roman myth of Vertumnus and Belides. Vertumnus, the god of seasons and gardens, fell heavily for a nymph named Belides. She, on the other hand, was not so enamored with his lust. In order to escape his infatuation, she turned herself into a daisy. Thereby influencing the daisy to symbolize transformation,
  4. Finally, the daisy also represents true love by the sheer fact it is two flowers in one. The middle is called a disc floret and the outer petal is known as the ray floret.

After learning more about the daisy and its symbolic meanings, how could I deny we were meant for each other! My blog’s name is leadership2mommyship; honestly, the name was selected long before I began blogging.  My life had changed. I  had retired from my Air Force career to focus on being there–MORE–for my children. So in essence, I was transforming onto a new road of motherhood and new beginnings…I could not deny the daisy as she somehow managed to find me.

As for my ongoing voyage, I would love for you to join me! A journey is pretty lonely when you’re out there on your own. I hope to see your around soon and please stop by and say hello. Feel free to leave your blog link below and what your adventures in blogging might be. I would love to hear about it!

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Puerto Penasco: Rocky Point Mexico,  October 2016

 

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12 thoughts on “About

  1. Congratulations on your serving and retiring. Thank you for your willingness to serve. Now, about those daisies, I never knew much of that but I especially liked learning that daisies are really two flowers in one. Thanks for the teachable moment.

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  2. #1 – thank you for your service. I come from a long line of Army men – I have photos back to the Civil War. My father and brother served in the Air Force – both pilots initally, tho’ my Dad moved on to his duties as a scientist after WWII. My father hoped I’d follow in his footsteps at one point. Even once it was clear that acting was my fascination, he kept suggesting the entertainment corps. But I think we both agreed that I’d probably have spent most of my time in the brig if I made it through boot camp – lol.

    My mothers youngest brother was ten years her junior – half way between my age and hers, so “Uncle Mike” started more as a joke, since he was still a kid when I was born. She reported that she felt Mike was as much her child as her mothers – “adopting” him as her baby when she was a ten year old girl. I wonder if your older children feel the same way.

    The daisy has always been a special flower to me as well – since childhood, actually, so I don’t recall what initially attracted me to it. It has reappeared from time to time as sort of a spiritual signal throughout my life, so I was especially intrigued by that portion of your ABOUT. Enjoyed reading a bit about you as context for your blog. Thank you for sharing.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. Madelyn the service has its share of “entertainers” and they don’t all land in the brig. I’m sure you would have been fine. Lol. Thank you for your family’s service–the whole family, spouses and children included. Sometimes we forget how hard the service is for families, so many are broken by the time the member leaves the service.

      Also, I don’t feel my two older children have a parent like relationship with my son. My daughter is extremely busy as a competitive gymnast and with Naval ROTC at her school that she’s fairly occupied–it’s hard to pin her down so dad and I can have date night and she watch her brother. Lol. And my oldest is already out of the house and graduated from college. A bit sad for my little one; however, we have many close friends with young children and and love when we can visit all our young cousins. 🙂

      And I’m glad you enjoyed the bit about the daisy–a very special “spiritual” flower as you mentioned. I really was amazed at how these events unfolded; she really did just show up. Funny to think of it that way, but true. Thank you so much for reading my about page! I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about me. 🙂

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      1. Great reply, Sharon. I think my big mouth would have gotten me into brig trouble. With ADD, undiagnosed until I was 38, it took me some years into adulthood to develop a filter – and to USE it!

        My ex-husband’s parents planned their 3 children 10 years apart to make sure they never had 2 in college at the same time, but the kids became close in adulthood. He was the baby, and he didn’t quite have the “step up and take responsibility” habit in place – lol – especially in the emotional arena.

        With your background, I doubt you have overlooked that part of the development of your little one. And the upside to not having a close day-to-day relationship with your older kids means fewer people to do things FOR him so he is less likely to develop unconscious expectations of others as interested in his life, even when they have their own needs and wants.

        My ex wasn’t exactly “spoiled” or selfish, he simply didn’t have a clue that relationships meant give as well as take. Last I heard he was separated from his 5th wife (I was #2). I wish him the best, but it doesn’t seem he has figured it out yet.
        xx,
        mgh

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      2. I see what you mean Madelyn…in regards to the service. Now I’m tracking…picked that term up from the Army folks I’ve been around. Yes I can see how that could land you in hot water. I’m told I have a lot of patience, not everyone does. But that really is the truth everywhere.

        I never thought about the college aspect, but that is a good thought. I may even use that to confuse people….lol. The truth is we hadn’t planned on or little guy, but God had a plan. And I am so glad he did.

        And wow about your ex that is a lot of marriages. Well he certainly missed out on you. I am sure you already know that! Good riddance I say! 🙂

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      3. I’m sure we are both a lot happier – I am, anyway — though he wasn’t particularly happy when I left for NYC after grad school (supposedly “our” plan since before we moved to NOLA – I’d follow for one move, the next one was mine, and I needed to be in New York). He wasn’t the best with agreements – lol.
        xx,
        mgh

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