NaBloPoMo ~ January 13, 2014

1 A January 2014 BlogHer

Monday, January 13, 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt said: “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Tell us about a time you felt your strength.

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I was born with a very strong backbone. I’m not sure where it came from, but, most probable from my paternal grandmother. She has always been a very strong lady and still is at age 95.
I tend to hold my own feelings inside, but if someone messes with one of mine, they are going to hear it.
My mom was mentally and physically weak from since I can remember. I knew from a young age that I would have to take care of her and be the mama in the family. After the loss of my younger brother, I had to take over. I protected her with the strength of steel for years. When my maternal grandmother passed away in 1995, I lost my steel and completely came undone.
My strength still lies dormant, but has shown up when I needed it.

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