Funny how the world sees "real women. . ."

Evidenced by all the Real Housewives of. . . shows which seem to be overtaking our televisions, it appears that the world believes we should all be wealthy, pampered, enviable, catty, curvaceous, gorgeous, and more. While we may be gorgeous, most of us are not rich or spoiled or even catty. We are ~ simply put ~ real.

The idea for this blog came after watching a few of those real housewives shows and realizing just how skewed the views of everyday life can be through the eyes of these women. Particularly to those of us in the trenches, working day-in-day-out to take care of ourselves, our children, our parents, our spouses/partners. Those of us who are out there earning a living, who may be dealing with catastrophic events or troubled children or medical issues or partner concerns.

This is a call to all women everywhere who live everyday lives and who want to simply do their best as they love all, laugh often, and live fully. Let us unite with our whole heart and soul, with humanity and grace, with vigor and hope. We are women and we are thankful to be so!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

MORE on Grandma Wheeler

So many of my incredible cousins have sent email or facebook messages about our grandmother, Myra Fay Morgan Wheeler, that I absolutely must post some of them!

"I remember Grandpa would get on his hands and knees, we'd climb on his back, he'd growl like a bear at Grandma, she'd scream and jump up on a chair!"  

"I got to live with Grandma when I went back to Ricks to work in the library. We knelt for family prayer beside our chairs at the breakfast table. On Halloween we visited her friends who were ill."

"When I was 9 or 10 Grandma told us she had a "bone to pick with us." (I thought she meant the candy called 'chicken bones.') We had stuffed weeds down her septic pipe pretending we were sending messages to China. When the septic man came he had to pull them out."

". . .our lives have been built upon the backs of many faithful women either in our generational lineage or/and as part of our membership in the church. We do have faithful grandmothers who stood strong. We are blessed because of them."

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