"I am a strong and independent woman and mother."
"I was raised in a loving and caring family. My parents taught me to be respectful towards others, to be independent, compassionate, and truthful in whatever I do in my life."
"A truly beautiful woman does not compete with anyone. She understands the values and strengths that she alone possesses and appreciates them."
"Our society is obsessed with physical beauty and many women are caught up in that obsession. [But] the irony is that physical beauty is temporary in every sense.
"My greatest strength is my mom and two wonderful, loving sisters."
"My father is my hero and never preached, but led by example. Though we never had a lot of money, there was incredible love [in my family]."
"Being a mother is the greatest joy of my life."
"I am eternally grateful to my family and friends who have always stood by my side and taught me to believe in myself."
"I have tried my best to live life honestly and compassionately though I have been put in many difficult situations which could have completely brought me down."
"What keeps a woman eternally beautiful are many inner qualities like the ability to love, care, and exhibit compassion."
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
Photography: Heartbox Photography
Hair/Makeup: Kat Tinney