What is seldom seen are the dramas with female wives who are racing around in long prairie skirts, always working in the background. Working? They were the workforce until children grew enough to pitch in.
Who are these women? Why in the world were they always stirring pots over log fires, especially when hell is breaking loose around them?
Native Americans and European immigrants, being a woman was desperately hard. Sunrise to sundown, women worked hard to feed and care for her family.
Women settled the West, more so than the men. Sure, men were charged with protecting family, keeping them safe, chasing bad guys. But, women provided more than food and children--they civilized the West. Churches, schools, and a sense of community emerged from the strength of these special strong women.
Salute the women in your life. You are lucky to have, or to have had, these God-blessed women who make the world bearable. Give them some roses, just for the heck of it.
She will deserve every petal.