A few weeks ago, my mom and I were walking back to our car after church. We were about to cross the street when two young women, Caroline and Lindy, asked if we would like to be interviewed for the Humans of St. Louis project.
The HOSTL movement is defined on their page as, “The people of St. Louis. One photo and story at a time. Inspired by Humans of NY. This page is a collaborative effort and a gift for the city. Our mission is to create a respectful online community and share stories of St. Louis for St. Louis.”
My mom agreed to be interviewed and she spent around 30 minutes answering questions about her life choices, those that inspire her and how she wants to impact the world.
Standing by my mother and hearing her stories told to a stranger was inspiring. She is so strong, so wise and so steadfast in her beliefs. She is an individual who loves the Lord with all of her heart, and tries to love others as she has been loved. She is a selfless woman who has dedicated her life to making this world a better place for her mother, her children and all those around her.
This experience made me look at my mom in a different light. I saw her as a person with a story, instead of a parent.
If you’d like to check out part of my mom’s interview, head to the Humans of St. Louis Facebook page here.