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Thankful for the strong women in my life.
I have much to be thankful for in my life. I have been particularly lucky to have been cared for by a number of strong women.
For me, it all started with my mother. When we were younger my father did not earn a lot of money. He ran a small business that limited his income. Despite having to raise two young children my mother went to work to help support our family. Even in the years when she suffered from severe health issues, she found a way to help pay the bills. I remember one period when she was bedridden. She still took in bookkeeping work. Her boss would deliver the paperwork to our house and pick-up it up when she was done. She did that while making sure my sister and I had everything we needed. I am thankful to have such a strong woman to call mom.
When I met my wife’s family, I got to know another strong woman. My wife’s grandmother. Here was a woman that lost her husband at a young age. Shouldered with the responsibility of raising two young girls, she too went to work. With few skills and little education, she was able to find ... more
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