“As a Mother, you are raising the future” – Carolina Elias-Stevens, Senior Shipping Coordinator
Carolina Elias-Stevens may be raising her own family now, but her heart is still very much with her own mother.
“I love her, and not a day goes by that I don’t talk to her, even just to say good morning,” Carolina says. “My mother taught me how to be independent and to stand on my own two feet, but she also taught me how to dream. I am thankful for all her teachings and the decisions she made while raising me. I might have not understood them then, but now, seeing how those decisions impacted my life and made me who I am, I understand, and I am forever grateful.”
Today, she is committed to passing on those lessons to her own daughters, Luna and Aliah.
“From the moment you give birth, you become an inspiration for your children, someone they look up to, and you have the task of becoming a better person and leading them in the right path,” she says. “I tell my daughters to be kind, honest, and respectful. I tell them that they are enough and perfect just the way they are, and no one can turn off their light. I encourage them to play, to explore, and to learn. I let them know that making mistakes is OK, and what counts is how you make things right.”
She also is proud to help empower them to put those lessons to work in their own lives.