Women Celebrating Women
The word inspire is defined as the act of filling someone with the urge or ability to do something, and here in Chattanooga, we have no shortage of incredible women who motivate those around them day in and day out. Whether they intentionally set out to be a role model or random acts of kindness are simply in their DNA, these women are making the world a better place. Read on to learn more about the individuals who encourage others to be the best version of themselves told by those they inspired most.
Photography by Rich Smith
inspired: Jamie Rehm | inspiration: Jamie Brock
“Jamie never complains, although she has a lot she could complain about … You would never know it by the constant smile on her face.”
My friend, my confidant, my hero – her name is Jamie Brock. We met through our kids and the special bond of the Signal Mountain community. She tutored both of my boys and made them feel like they were academic rock stars every time they left her house. She makes all of her kids feel that way.
Teaching is her passion, and it is unprecedented. She goes above and beyond for every single child in her class. I am 100% certain that I could ask her about her kids from her first classroom, and she would not only name each one, but follow it with something positive about them.
Jamie never complains, although she has a lot she could complain about. She is a cancer survivor and is still going through the challenges of it on a daily basis. You would never know it by the constant smile on her face and the texts she sends asking about how your family is doing, all while dismissing any problems she might be going through.
We have “get our nails done” days every couple of weeks, and it is during this time that I get all of my doubts out about my parenting skills and small business challenges. It usually ends up with her cheering me on with anything I am facing. We also talk about her struggles with cancer and how we can make it better, and she always turns it around to someone who is suffering more or to the admiration she has for her doctors.
She is my hero, and I want to be just like her when I grow up!