I know it sounds cliche, but I didn’t truly understand unconditional love until I had Bemi. The feeling of putting someone else’s well-being ahead of my own gave me new meaning and a deep feeling of hope.
To see the world reflected through my child is is like going back in time to my own joyful childhood. Motherhood stressed the importance of comfort for me so that I could truly embrace all the joyful moments, and keep up with my little energizer bunny. It really doesn’t matter what shoes you’re wearing – if he runs then I have to run, too.
I don’t know if I would have founded dr LIZA shoes if I hadn’t become a mother. The urgency for functional shoes really came when my son started walking. I wanted to be able to keep up with him without losing my sense of self or style; and that’s exactly what I did.
My son says that my shoes would be more interesting if they lit up or had jet packs, but when he started designing his own shoes out of cardboard I knew I had inspired him.
This is one of the most fulfilling parts of motherhood – doing your best, and being your best to inspire a mini-me who’s always watching.