Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 77 – Woman


Image: Woman – Her Journey

Every woman I know has had it tough by virtue of birth.

This, of course, is my male perspective on women.

I’ve been fortunate in life to have known some very strong and determined women, my mother was one. In her own way, she brought my brothers and sister up to be the people we are today.

My mother came from a completely different era, what we might consider ignorance now was the norm back then. My mother didn’t have access to the world as we know it and she was unworldly we might say. But fundamentally she was a woman who knew right from wrong and was quick to point it out to us when needed.

Since my mother died early, 57 is young these days, I’ve been surrounded by women of different kinds. The woman I married was a strong-headed woman, she knew what she wanted in life and made it clear I wasn’t the one delivering what she wanted.

But we did have three daughters each of whom has grown to be women of merit. They are in their own ways strong and independent women, determined to make a go of this life, industrious and loving of their families.

They haven’t had it easy, marriage, as I know, is hard work and two of my girls have had failed marriages, not all their fault either.

But like so many women of virtue, they have bounced back more determined than ever.

They are far superior at nurturing than we males, and for that reason alone we need them in our lives and respect them for all they provide for us.


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11 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 77 – Woman

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Michael’s view on the women in his life …..

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    IMO – this sums up a major part of your life, as you recount the influence women in the family have had on your life. Of course, an individual is much more than that, but early influences shape our views on what a man/woman/partner should be, and perhaps our responses to others are influenced by that.

    Thanks for joining in, Michael!

  3. Sadje says:

    A wonderful tribute to women. Love your honesty and the fact that you are not glossing over the bad parts. Thanks for sharing

  4. msjadeli says:

    I appreciate your offering and your perspective.

  5. crimsonprose says:

    Ditto Sadje’s comment. But to which I’ll add, the idea that women are in any dimension weak is total rot. Women mightn’t have the muscle power of men, and throughout the centuries have had to fight to make their voices heard (except when they screech in anger), yet their emotional strength is undeniable; they are man’s support.

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