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Monday, August 3, 2015

"Call Her Captain" and "Live Your Dreams"



Our daughter, Alicia, is featured in the cover story for the Summer issue of the the South Carolina Honors College magazine, AHA! "Call Her Captain" is the title of the article. We are very proud because she has worked very hard on the way to become a pilot with a major airline. For a woman, that was not an easy road.

"You can be anything you want to be." 

Over the years, I've told that to my children and to the students I've taught. I like it that Alicia is promoting women in aviation. She encourages the little girls who fly with her to get interested in becoming pilots.

Alicia grew up in a time when opportunities for women were finally beginning. They no longer needed to choose between teaching or nursing.
I'm glad the little girl who dreamed of flying while she sailed through the air on the swing set in our yard has fulfilled that dream. I'm glad she was competitive and played football with the boys and participated in "Pass, Punt, and Kick" when the other little girls didn't.

"Live your dreams. Believe in your dreams." These are the words I have on the desk in front of my computer. What important words they are.



7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to your daughter! That's awesome her story was featured. It's weird to think that women pilots were rare once.

Misha Gericke said...

That's amazing! Your daughter is an inspiration.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wonderful! Your daughter is leading the way for other women.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Alex. Unfortunately, women pilots still are rare.

Misha, thank you. Yes, she is.

Diane, I hope she is.

Julie Flanders said...

How wonderful!! You must be so proud of her. Congratulations!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Julie! yes, very proud!

Birgit said...

I missed this and feel bad because this is so great about your daughter! I believe in dreams especially the impossible ones. Way to go and you must be proud.