I know a lot of women, each one worthy of note but I have a select few that I hold in the highest regard. One of these is my sister-in-law, Patty. A remarkable woman; I can compare her to no equal and know of no man that even comes close. She is grace and strength in the highest degree.
People are works-in-progress. Each of us is composed of the traits and flourishes that tell the story of who we are. We start out with the DNA we were given, an environment, and the innocence of living in the moment. As we mature, we absorb what we need that will make us who, and how we are meant to be. We start to develop patterns and concerns, abilities, and the skills that will endear us to, and at the same time, discern us from others. Patty is someone who has been nothing but steadfast and competent all the way along. She is one of those rare women who seems to always have it together; a loving wife, the mother to three remarkable young men, and a good friend to the rest of us. She is always there when you need her, and her efforts to bring people to their senses, some with the charm and finesse of a nice bucket, have not been bested by any. She is smarter and more tolerant than all of us.
I hope you have a woman like Patty in your life. She is, most definitely, someone to emulate, and right now, someone to celebrate!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!