Life has happened fast and furious lately, but I can’t let International Women’s Day (March 8) pass me by. Here’s to all the unsung heroines:
Mothers out in the trenches, slogging it out with diapers, and the same dinner, bath, and bedtime story routine every night. Day in and day out.
Sisters and friends who come alongside to listen and encourage.
Wives who choose to see the best in their husbands and cheer them on.
Grandmothers who invest in a younger generation.
Postal workers, graphic designers, teachers, engineers, and sales representatives who strive to do the best they can and work faithfully day after day.
You’re out there making a difference in your corner of the world, and you deserve a standing ovation. If I could I’d give you a hug and a big bouquet of flowers.
Today, I want to ask you, dear reader, to share with us about a woman who inspires you. It might be somebody famous like Mother Theresa, or it might be an unsung heroine, unknown to the rest of us.
I’ll go first: my mother-in-law, Ofelia Cruz, inspires me because she didn’t give up when her husband died, leaving her at age 37 with four boys to raise alone. A stay-at-home mom suddenly faced with the task of providing for her family, Ofelia had the guts to write a letter to the president of El Salvador and ask him for a job. It worked! She got a job, and all four of her sons went on to graduate from college. Still going strong at age 89, she enlivens us all with her wit and wisdom.
So now it’s your turn to write the rest of this post. Leave a comment to share with the rest of us about a woman who inspires you.
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