Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Strong Women

I love strong women. They are my heroes. Weak women make me wanna puke. But that is not what this post is about, so I won't dwell on that. 

Elisabeth Elliot is strong. Her book Passion and Purity made that very clear to me. She is my hero.

Bethany Hamilton is strong. Like, really strong. This girl is a HUGE inspiration to me. 
If you don't know her story you need to go read it. 

Debbie McDonald is just cool. 'Nuff said.

If you don't know who she is, you have no life. (Just kidding. Maybe.)

The lady on the right is my mom (who I will talk about in a second). The lady on the left is Candy.
She is kinda like another mother. I grew up about a one minute walk from her house.
If I had to use two words to describe Candy, I would pick joyful, and strong.
She has been battling cancer for 2 years. And by battling, I mean an all out war. Candy is my hero.

I personally come from a long line of strong women. They are all my heroes.

My mom's mom. Talk about a strong lady. She goes out and walks several miles on our dead end road like every day. And when I say walk, I mean like speed walk. I have to practically run to keep up with her!

My dad's mom. She married that guy on the left after knowing him for 3 weeks. And 50 years later, they are still married. If you know my Gramps, you know what an amazing feat that is.

My mom. I have no idea how she does all that she does. She is amazing. And incredibly strong. A weaker woman would have cracked a long time ago. But my mom? Uh huh. 

I have so many other women in my life who are strong. My sister. Ever single one of my girl cousins. My aunts. My two best friends. (I actually have 3 best friends, but one of them was already counted cause she is also my cousin.) I love all these women. They inspire me. They make me into a better person. They challenge me.
And someday, I hope to be just like them.

1 comment:

  1. So wonderful that you have these strong women in your life. It's even better than you know what a gift you have!

    Laura Hedgecock


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