Today I learned about the women in my family from generations before me, and they’re all resilient women of character.
My great-lola, though we don’t know where she came from, was fierce. She was a disciplinarian with a sense of humor who joked that my lola had no need to pursue education because she got married. (lol)
My lola (I miss her…) loved her education. She chose to spend time with books rather than people, valuing her knowledge above her social time. She taught me how to speak English and encouraged writing with my left hand before they made me switch (haha, rebel).
My mom is a passive-aggressive and has a hot temper which she tries hard to subdue, but generally she wants the best for people. She’s a generous, self-sacrificing woman.
Happy Mother’s Day to them all, even though two have passed. I can only hope to have as strong a personality as they do/did. Each of them struggled from nothing and what little they had to help make the generations after them flourish and be successful.
(Don’t tell my mom I was this sappy, she’d disapprove.)