No matter where you are in the world, you will find mothers. Mothers who love. I love that mothers love so naturally and without hesitation. Mothers have this gift of nurturing children that is impossible to replace. Having a mother is the greatest gift that a family could be given. As we have traveled I have enjoyed being an observer of this motherly love. No matter where we were you could always see by their actions that even though it may have been hard, these mothers did all they could to simply care for and love their children. In many places they have to go to great lengths to sacrifice for their children and this was what touched me most. Incredible.
Thinking about mothers has caused me to reflect upon my years as a young girl. I don’t think I realized at the time the powerful influence my own mother would have on me for life. Every day I knew she would be home waiting for me and I knew she would always ask, “how was your day?”. There were times when I would come home stressed and overwhelmed to a clean home filled with uplifting music, times when I was sad or upset and she was always there to comfort me, times when I needed to be taught what was right, and she knew exactly what to say. I will be forever grateful for her comforting words, girls nights out, long distance phone calls, skyping when I was across the world, consistant letters during my missionary work, motivation to be a better person, her laughter during stressful seasons, her pure love for strangers, and her being the greatest example of charity and love. I feel that if I could become half of what my mother is, I would have accomplished a great thing in life. She is my best friend and I look to her example in every way.
My mother is Liz Porter, the inspiration behind E3 Imagine. I am continually amazed with her faith and direction as this company grows. Sometimes I think, that’s not possible, but then I watch mom do it and think; why do I ever question her? She is incredible! I know that her love for the people in the world will touch the lives of many as we visit these many nations. I’m excited to witness her dream come true and thrilled to be a small part of it. Thank you mom for following the inspiration you’ve been given! E3 wouldn’t happen without you!