|Photo credit: Wimbledon 2018|
This week Serena Williams lost at Wimbledon, but that is not the story. The story is that Serena Williams competed at Wimbledon less than ten months after giving birth to her daughter and about eight months after having significant pregnancy related complications. By competing, she gave hope to working moms every where. She made us expand our thoughts about life's possibilities and about what it means to be a mom simply by competing.
"I was really happy to get this far. For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today"
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2018
And, then, when she lost, she let us know that she was fighting for us. She demonstrated such grace and humility when she said, "I was really happy to get this far. For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today." Serena, we saw you. We cheered for you. And, we thank you. Thank you for playing for us and for re-defining what it means to be a working mom!