Mom Arrives in America

Circa 1968: This is a photo of my Finnish mom, Kaisa, taking her first steps in America. She spoke three words of English and had $217 dollars in her pocket. I look at this photo every time I need the courage to try something new. Her strength, glamour and faith that everything would work out somehow have always inspired me.

Happy Mother’s Day, mom. And Happy Mother’s Day to all you other wonderful moms out there too.

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