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But in doing so, I realized a two things:
1) My grandmother was a strong woman. Her husband was murdered. Her country was being ripped apart in a tug-of-war
between the Nazis and the Communists. She was marked for deportation to Siberia. As a single mom, she escaped to
freedom by relying on her unshakable faith in God, her courage, and the remarkable kindness of strangers. She
worked hard. She accomplished the impossible. She allowed herself no excuses.
2) When my grandmother passed away, she left me no earthly inheritance. What she did leave was her example of faith
under fire, dogged determination, and unswerving dedication to excellence in whatever she did. In many ways,
these gifts are a much richer inheritance than money ever could give me. More than that, it left me with the
burning question, "What will I leave to my children? What is my legacy?"
I am in the process of developing a public-speaking presentation entitled, "Legacy - What Will They Remember?" It is geared towards parents and women's groups - especially women experiencing difficulty. If you are interested in inviting me to speak to your group, please contact me in one of the following ways,