This week's Road Trip Wednesday:
In honor of the release of Like Mandarin ~ Growing up, who did you want to be like?
When I was a little girl, I would sit out in our front yard beneath an old oak tree and dream. I dreamed of exploring the rain forests in Bangladesh, and scrubbing the oceans free of toxins and dangers to the sea-life. I dreamed of curing cancer and treating pediatric patients with the greatest care. I dreamed of being a mother.
There were two people that I can say I truly dreamed of one day being like them, and still strive to be like the kind souls that they were: Mother Theresa and Princess Diana.
As a child I watched, rapt, as Princess Diana visited children in third world countries, bringing them more than food or money -- she brought them hope.
And Mother Theresa gave everything she ever had to better the lives of so many people.
Both of these women effected me more than I could ever express. They are the women I always wanted to be like -- heck, I still want to be like.
What about you? Who did you want to be like growing up?