During Women’s History Month, I often think of the sheroes who have influenced my life. My mom, Dorothy, and my aunt Louise are two of my favorite women who continue to nurture me. I did not grow up with a sister, so I admired their stories of being sisters and laughed as they shared tales of growing up, sticking together to support one another, and the adventures they had playing together.
They grew up with a bold mother who taught herself to play the piano and then gave lessons to children in her church and community.
Dorothy and Louise, educators, retired 20 years, continue to live out their legacy to connect with women and children. Dorothy teaches and mentors the younger women in her family and neighborhood, and Louise is an active member of her church choir and mentors women on their faith journey.
My sheroes had a calling to ministry. Check out the free resource “Called to be Women in Mission” under our Called To series and find how you are called to serve others, possibly as a mentor.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Eva James Yeo.