Mother Teresa once said,
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
I can’t think of a person who embodies that better than Jenifer Lloyd. She carries herself with such dignity and grace and it inspires me to do the same.
It has been said that it’s not necessarily the big events that can change the world, but a multitude of small ones. But in Jeni, you get both. After fighting her own personal battle with cancer, she now works with the Eastern Maine Medical Center to raise money for local cancer research through her “Champion the Cure Challenge” in the incredible amount of over $1.1 million over the last three years. Jeni is very often praised for that, and deservingly so. But as a mom, I personally believe that her greatest accomplishment is the life she has created for her family…. the countless moments she has spent with her adoring husband, two amazingly beautiful and talented daughters, and her brilliant son-in-law of whom she is very proud.
I had the honor and the privilege of taking some head shots for Jeni when she found out she was a winner of the Pink Power Mom program. You can read more about her story here: Pink Power Mom – 2013. And if you would like to donate to the Champion the Cure Challenge to help wipe out cancer, you can do so here: Champion the Cure Challenge 2014.
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life. …
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
- Proverbs 31, NIV