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LHS substitute teacher Erin Mosher holds the scissors she will use to cut her daughter Hailey’s hair at the Day of Giving Assembly in 2018. Hailey donated her hair to honor her cousin who had survived breast cancer the previous year.

Woman to Watch for March 29: Erin Mosher

The Lancer Spirit is celebrating the women of Londonderry during the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. For each day of the month, LSO will be highlighting an inspiring woman within the Londonderry community who has demonstrated strong leadership and influential behavior.

Today’s “Woman to Watch” is Erin Mosher, who is a substitute teacher at LHS and also this writer’s amazing mother.

If there was one way to describe how truly wonderful my mom is, it would have to be beautiful. Erin Mosher is a beautiful person inside and out. She is understanding and accepting of everyone she meets and always there if you need someone to talk to about your day.

To my friends like senior Brooke Carrier, she’s like a second mom.

“I can always talk to her about anything, and know there’s no judgement,” Carrier said. 

My mom is a substitute teacher at Londonderry High School. Every time you walk into a room she’s substituting in, there seems to be a sense of both excitement and calmness. 

“I love substituting because it’s like I’m not just Hailey and Hannah’s mom. I’m Mrs. Mosher,”  she said. “It gives me a sense of belonging in the community.”

Being a mom is a hard job, but she takes that to the next level by not only being there for me and my sister, but the kids surrounding us.

“Erin’s not someone you look at like your friend’s mom,” my friend, senior AJ Diburro said. “You can have a serious conversation with her, and she’ll sit there and listen as best as she can. She treats us all as if we’re her own kids.” 

I have to say my mother is an inspiration to me every day. Mothers seem to be the women that inspire other women most, and this is no exception for her when speaking of her own mom.

“My mother is the strongest woman I know,” my mom said about my grandmother. “She inspires me most to be the woman I am today.” 

I couldn’t agree with her point more since my mom is the strongest person I know, which is why I chose to write an article about her.

My mom said she wants me, and the other young women in Londonderry, to remember who we are and that everything changes throughout our lives, for both the good and the bad. Despite those changes, she said, “everything will be okay.”

“Be your own person,” she said. “Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks because in 20 years it won’t matter. You’ll move on. High school will be a memory. You’ll move onto bigger and better things. I know it sounds cliché, but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

My mom wanted to end her interview with something she has told me throughout my life.

“Be your own person. Take a deep breath. This too shall pass,” she said. 

Thanks, Mom.

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