March 13 — Moment of Strength: share a story where a female ancestor showed courage or strength in a difficult situation.
Almost every woman in my immediate family has showed courage or strength in a difficult situation. My mother survived basically living at the hospital everyday when my brother was sick as an infant. My grandma Jenny lost her mother when she was only 19 years old, after having nursed Grandma Sarah Helen for years and missing out on a lot of things teenagers should experience. Then my grandfather died young, when he was only in his 50s. And grandma kept going, even though she really didn’t want to. She always told me that I was her saving grace – talking to me kept her sane. I was a baby after all and couldn’t talk back, just listen. My grandma Katie had a still born baby and kept going. We’re good strong stock in my family.