Thursday, January 06, 2005

These Women.

The women of this family were strong and independent. They loved with all of their heart and soul and suffered heartache because of it. They didn't ask for much. They didn't complain often. They worked together to make life better for the whole.

There were never many men around. Well, they came and they went but most didn't stay forever. They learned to live without them. These women were strong. Determined.

These women were single mothers and hard workers. They earned a decent wage and still took the time to make dinner every night. No amount of blisters or bruises could stop them from providing for their families. They excelled. These women knew what it took.

This one woman was lucky. She was married to a strong man who could work to help raise her family. They started off slow and built a good life and he got lazy. But, this mother didn't quit. She just worked harder. She always made sure that her kids were taken care of and loved. Even after he left. She was now like them. A single working mother who chose to do the right thing. She worked two jobs and spent more time on her feet than off of them. Her kids missed their mom, but she knew that one day they would understand. The sacrifice that she paid to give them a good life. And they did... and they do...

These women were strong, willful, determined and kind. They ARE always eager to help clean a house, babysit the kids, make a dinner, share a bed.

These women are my family.

This is a repost from last year when I was still writing on AndSheSaid.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work » »

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. »

1:09 AM  

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