Thursday, January 5, 2012


Us in Zwolle, the Netherlands
Ildiko is a dear, dear friend of mine.  Actually scratch that, she's family.  Since most of you don't know her, Ildiko is one of those women with an amazing life story.  She struggled for many years growing up in Eastern Europe, and somehow moved herself and her baby to the States with not a penny in her purse.  She is an incredibly ambitious, brave, wise, calm, and genuinely kind person and a wonderful mom.  I look up to her in so many ways.  

Us in Barcelona, Spain
She's been going through a tough time lately, and of course, its as if the whole world comes tumbling down at once.  In addition to everything that she's going through, I found out today that she just lost her mother.  I don't even know how to begin to understand how she feels, but I know that her courage and strength will pull her through anything.  One day, I hope to be as strong of a woman as she is.  May your mother rest in peace, Ildiko.  Thinking of you, xoxo.


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