Me and Nel were talking recently, and she said to me, "all the women in our family have had really difficult times in life." The only words I could respond back to her were, "you're right." The women in my family have had to overcome tragedies, hardships, and personal trials. The 90 year old woman you see here is my aunt, the matriarch of the family, and she lost her daughter and two of her grandchildren in a tragic automobile accident many years ago. My niece, Katie, lost her father and brother in the course of a year, yet she still manages to crack a joke, and makes her aunt laugh from time to time. She has been a light in my world. The women in my family are pioneers, who received this gift of perseverance from their own mothers. The women in my family are amazing.....and I'm glad to be a part of them.
"She loved too much,
and you could see it in her eyes:
where she kept all
the hearts she put ahead of hers."
Each of these women have had their own personal life struggles, and we may be different in the way we deal and handle each bitter moment that is thrown our way, but the one way we are alike, and far greater than all the ways we are different........is that we still smile. : )
You saw the oldest woman in my family,
and this is the youngest. ; )