She is a brave girl.
She is a smart girl.
She is lost without her male role models.
She lost one to death.
She lost one to a girl.
She lost one to the military.
Each taken without warning.
Each situation left a scar.
A pandemic hit and a new loneliness surfaced. A quiet and new normal that included loneliness and suffering no one ever could have prepared you for. Fear. Anxiety. Depression. Rules. Masks. It all came at once. Then death hit. Then separation of a new kind. And then the final take away. All strong male figures in her life. Uprooted. Gone. Without notice. Taken from her. She wants to know why!
She shows bravery and courage every day she tackles the world around her. Making strides while battling her own why me? She is a warrior in my eyes. A diamond among us all. We should all be so blessed to know her and her strength.
She has to fight in order to shine bright on her own. Such a young age to learn such life lessons. Taken. Gone. Stolen.
How can I ever fill the void of these three men? In honor of of International Women’s Day I tip my hat to all of the strong females fighting for themselves each and every day.