My mom was diagnosed with polio as a teenager and spent most of each day in an iron lung for three years, where she learned to sing jazz from the patient next to her. She later raised her family on a freighter that once transported dynamite through a storm with her, and us, on it. She also had the difficult task of raising me, a chore my wife inherited, which qualifies both of them for sainthood.
With all this and so much more in mind, I have always understood and celebrated what I hope is a common theme through which we observe Women’s History Month: Women have inner strength, resilience and natural leadership abilities that the other half of the population can, should, and must learn from and follow.
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