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Celebrating 15 Women’s #BlackMomMagic This Mother’s Day

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Celebrating 15 Women’s #BlackMomMagic This Mother’s Day

It’s often hard to overstate the impact of a black mother’s love.

Her selflessness, her lessons, her joy and more are what make her pure magic, to which anyone with a black mom or mom figure can attest.

That’s why this Mother’s Day, HuffPost Black Voices asked readers to brag about their mom’s #BlackMomMagic. Fifteen sons, daughters and loved ones sent in their moving responses; it’s not hard to see why these women are simply magical.

Read what these loved ones have to say about their amazing black moms below and continue the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or in the comments below using the hashtag #BlackMomMagic.

Some submissions have been lightly edited for grammar and punctuation.

I could go on for several paragraphs about how blessed I am to have her as my mom. She inspires me daily. By day she’s a job development specialist at The Cara Program in Chicago where she mentors and teaches individuals who may have fallen on hard times how to write a resume, have a successful interview, and how to have longevity in the workforce. By night she’s at home either posting to her blog The Bolder Sister, which she created to help motivate other shy girls like herself  to reclaim their shyness and live fearless lives, or writing an article for a website she writes for called Black and Married With Kids where she has won several ‘writer of the year’ awards. She just finished her second book Hello BOLD! and a few weeks ago she was invited to speak on Michael Baisden’s radio show to discuss overcoming your fears.

But my love for her extends far beyond admiring her accomplishments. Outside of all of these amazing things, not a day has gone by where she hasn’t spoken words of life into my sister and I. I know that…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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