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~Inspiring Women in My Life~~Aspire & Inspire Week 3 BSG Challenge

Monday, March 24, 2014

Two Women Who Inspire Me

The first one being Helen Keller. She is remembered as a woman who overcame being blind, deaf, and mute. She fought against all odds to emerge successful. With the help of Anne Frank, she learned sign language, and went on to go to college, wrote a book, and numerous articles. She dedicated her life to improve conditions of the deaf-blind and gave hope, courage and a ray of sunshine to millions of blind people, throughout the world. She was an inspiration to many who yearned to live life as normal people, despite their disabilities. With her courage and hard work she overcame all barriers to make a mark for herself, and gave a lot to society at the same time. In time, with a lot of courage and hard work, I am hoping to overcome some of the barriers in my life, which does not even compare to the ones she overcame. Her inspiration has given me hope and strength to improve those barriers, but I realize it will not happen overnight.

My Mom is the woman in my life now who has very much inspired me. She worked so hard raising her 6 kids, always finding time for us, my Dad, and many others throughout her lifetime. She overcame epilepsy from childhood, and having her last seizure after she was married and after my oldest brother was born. I also have epilepsy, having my first seizure when I was nineteen, except I still continue to have them. She also had cancer when she was in her forties, but has been in remission. I also had the same kind of cancer when I was that age, and like her, mine is also in remission. I continue learning from this fabulous woman of 95, who is still teaching me about the most important things in life, none being rich in money, but being rich in the life I have today. I love my Mom, and am so thankful that I have this wonderful woman in my life, and I am hoping to be able to give to others as she has throughout her life, and continues to do today.
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