On the 10th of September to take part in #shemakesme. This was in recognition of world suicide prevention day. I was going to write a blog to say how proud I was that so many people took part. I was also going to say how amazing it was to see so many messages blowing up social media from 7 in the morning until midnight. But I won’t.
I will just give you a snippet of some of the messages.
The headline of this blog, “#shemakesme a proud son “was a message my son put on facebook. That one message made me understand that all the hard work involved in something like this is more than worth it.
Here is our #shemakesme silent prayer.
#Shemakesme proud to be her mama
#Shemakesme proud of all that she’s come through and achieved- my daughter
As a youth worker #Shemakesme want to support young people to not feel afraid about speaking out
#Shemakesme see that there is a future after abuse
#Shemakesme believe in me
#Shemakesme want to never stop using my voice and sharing my message
#Shemakesme get up…stand up and fight for a better world for her to live in…my beautiful daughter
#Shemakesme determined and inspired: women in law, especially those I work with!
#Shemakesme want to keep on walking when I’m going through hell
#Shemakesme feel proud to be part of such a wonderful group of volunteers. Thank you FiLia women for working so hard every year to make the conference happen xx
#shemakesme push myself harder, face my demons, take myself to the dark places that haunt me. #shemakesme want to fight for justice for those whose voice isn’t as loud as mine. #shemakesme want to change things for those who are still frightened..this is me
#shemakesme know it was not my fault
#shemakesme know that I am worth it
My daughter #shemakesme proud. It’s been a tough year but she bringing up my granddaughter with love & laughter
#shemakesme Smile, laugh and look at every angle of any situation with honesty and reality. She keeps me wild – I keep her safe. An inspirational, feisty and complex human being, understood by few but admired by many. My best friend
#shemakesme Proud to be able to call her my sister·
I’m joining the #shemakesme campaign today will you?
#shemakesme want to share my story.
#shemakesme want to believe in myself.
#shemakesme want to change the world.
#Shemakesme, thankful that I have friends out there.
#shemakesme courageous; when I’m around her, when I see the good in everything she does, when I see how much she has accomplished, when I see the passion burn inside her. She will continue to make me want to do better, make a difference and reach for the stars
#shemakesme realise anyone can turn it around
#shemakesme see I can step out of my comfort zone with boldness
#shemakesme determined to make changes and to fight for what I believe in xx
#shemakesme evaluate things without even realising she is doing it
#shemakesme understand that we are making a difference. That we are doing a good job and that we must work together
#shesmakesme feel strong and worthy and I that I do make a difference
#shemakesme know what a fantastic wife & mum is, she’s moved to another side of the world to support her husband & still manages to work, study & raise 2 little girls
#shemakesme know that no matter how bad she’s feeling she’ll always keep going and always offer a helping hand
#shemakesme proud to see how far she has come in her job role. She works so hard, she is superwoman
#shemakesme who I am today and I’m so incredibly proud to be her mumsy boi!!!! I love you xxxx
#shemakesme proud to have been around to see my friend become a wonderful mum and an incredible teacher
#shemakesme up my game
So many beautiful expressions of appreciation between women today #shemakesme. Who makes you?