womans day

Today is a somewhat cloudy day with a chance of rain in the forecast.I reflect on what it is to be a woman and the great strides women have made.I look back on the stories I have heard about my grandmothers life,she died before I was born, the struggles she endured and the strength she showed. Then I think about my own mother, who had a life a lot better than her mother, but still had many obstacles in her way for being a woman.I always looked up to her and she was my tower of strength,unfortunately she passed away too soon,she had so much to give and so much to teach others.Her love of books and learning, her patience and tolerance to everyone who came her way made me admire her even more.I do hope I have inherited a few things from her,something that woould make my daughter proud.I have tried to instill some of those charecteristics to my daughter .I have had a much better life than my mom and when I look around me I see that women are in a better position today .I see my daughter also having a lot more opportunities in a mans world.I am happy we have come so far and hopefully will be going a lot further in the years to come.