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The last book I read was The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards. Then the next book, which I am still reading, is The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester. There seems to be a theme here. I am forever tempted and teased to read books that take place in Europe during World War II. The main character is always a woman and most often creative and somehow involved in saving her country from the Germans and Hitler. Thinking about these two books, which I have thoroughly enjoyed, I am struck by the main characters perseverance to hang in there no matter the consequences.
I have wondered if I would have the strength to persevere in times of trouble. To just "hang in there" when times get rough. Books challenge me to think on these things.
Along the way I must acknowledge my examples as I grew up. I watched my mother persevere through difficult times. I was proud of her for doing so. I learned from her example. If she were alive today I would love to tell her how much I appreciated her example to persevere no matter what. She would probably look at me in astonishment, not realizing what she taught me would stay with me for a lifetime and go on to be an example to my daughter. These life lessons carry on from one generation to another. What I learned from my mother and the books I have read about brave women has influenced me greatly. We must persevere, carry on, and be that example for young women growing up before our very eyes. Whew! I didn't think this word would take me in this direction! Persevere is a good word, but in doing so also remember to care for yourself.
Have a terrific week, dear friends!