My mom was one of the most resilient women I’ve ever known. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom. She truly was remarkable. Diagnosed with narcolepsy shortly after giving birth to my twin brothers, (didn’t know she was having twins, by the way) she found ways to cope with the embarrassment of falling asleep at the most inopportune moments. She hated taking the medication prescribed to her, so she took scheduled naps throughout the day. Somehow she still managed a household, three kids and a husband. I’m pretty sure I would’ve crawled under the covers and stayed there.
When dad was transferred to an unfamiliar country she made friends and learned how to bake bread, which she baked and shared with friends and neighbors every Christmas. She was talented and had many hobbies, most of which she took up in her later years. She loved to write, and kept journals for years. (which inspired me to keep this blog). She wrote poetry and even penned her memoirs, both of which are an absolute treasure to us. She learned how to press flowers and created the most beautiful cards and wall art. When she was diagnosed with RA she learned how to make jewelry, using the delicate beadwork to keep her hands moving. She was strong and smart and possessed faith that could move mountains.
Amazing. Beautiful. Resilient.
Look around you. I bet you know a resilient woman. Someone who’s overcome a life challenge with courage and grace. Someone who inspires you every day. I’d like to feature these women of resilience on my blog, and really show the world how remarkable they are.
Please use the contact form, and nominate someone in your life who truly deserves to be recognized as a Woman of Resilience. I’d love to hear from you!