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Friday, March 21, 2008

A Tale of Two Women

On the front page of the Metro section of our newspaper was a story about a woman who recently died. She was the founder of the local chapter of NOW and described as "an ardent feminist". There was a long list of her accomplishments and struggles during the early days of NOW. One thing that caught my attention was her comment of how she felt the morning that she learned the Supreme Court had legalized abortion. She said it was "one of the brightest moments of my life."

A few pages over was the obituary of another woman who recently died. She was a member of a local church for 60 years. She was married to her husband for 50 years and the obit described him as "her first and only love". Together they raised nine boys and four girls. She didn't have a long list of accomplishments and she wasn't famous in our area but the obit did list something significant: "her greatest contribution in life was being a mother."

The first woman championed the cause of death and murder; the second of life. May the Lord raise up more "hidden women" who pour their lives out for their families.

4 comments:

Amy, a redeemed Sheep said...

Wonderful post!

April said...

Thanks for sharing this. What a wonderful encouragement to all of us mother's.

Renna said...

Wow, that was a sobering (but good!) post.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!~Isaiah 5:20

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

A great post! Thanks!