Lately, there has been so much going on in the World. Covid, Presidential debates, racial hate and just stress everywhere you turn. Plus, you add the daily life stress and it is enough to turn any sane person insane.
I have seen so many broken women right now in this hard time. I just want to share a story of strength to show you all that you are stronger than you think, and you can get through this.
I am a very blessed woman. I was blessed to have been raised by an amazingly strong woman, my mother. All my strength comes from her and I am proud so say that I am a strong woman.
When I get down and feel like I cannot find the strength to carry on, I think about all the hardships my mom faced and overcame.
My mom came from a poor family and going to school was actually a luxury for her. Going to school meant no work for that day.
No matter her struggles in life she made a point to always keep her Faith in God.
She married in her early twenties and had two beautiful boys. Her husband cheated on her repeatedly. She gathered her strength, took her boys and moved to Waco for a fresh start. She was now a single mom in a new city, working in bars to take care of her family.
She meets my dad and soon after they get married. She endures Four miscarriages before finally giving birth to me. My dad is an alcoholic and would get very mean. My mom was hit many times. Nights were scary after the bar closed because we never knew what he would do when he arrived home. She always kept me safe, even if we stayed in a hotel for the night.
My brother committed suicide when he was 16. That had to be the hardest time of her life, but I remember seeing a strong mother taking care of her 5 year old daughter. I know she had to be dying inside, but my mom stayed strong. She stayed strong because she knew I needed her.
My mom worked 12 hour shifts in factories to provide for me, and to get us away from my dad.
She went back to school at 56 and got her degree as a sleep technician. She was great at her job and was able to buy herself a new house. She retired last year.
Now, she has been battling health problems, but I still see that strength in her eyes. She will always be the strongest woman I know.
So, all of you who think you are not strong enough, you are!
If you are scared to leave an abusive relationship, you can, you are strong enough!
If you are scared to go back to school, or make a career change, you can do it!
If you are facing a lot of hardships, you can get through this, you are strong enough!
You can get through anything because you are strong women! Stay strong!