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The Woman We All Should Respect...!

Updated on August 16, 2012

Early morning, or late at night, her hands stir that running water from an artificial pond. trying to create images of hope and hidden explanations. This has been her only way to calm her fears and anxiety, sitting there with her own self. Her blue eyes show us her soul. We span across that side yard and see five cocker spaniels taking turns to get a pat in their back or... a sweet caress from "mom." We see her hands and we sense and notice a strong woman with a full fledge drive, and strength of her own. There was no other way! She was born in Iowa and had to help raise three younger sisters.

Now those companions start chasing each other to make her laugh. This is a daily scene with screaming, shouting and those unfathomable "Romeo! Come here now!" or the classy one: "Daisy! you pooped on the hallway again...ugh!"


Jogging away just to keep up...

She knew she needed to get away from home and run those four miles a day. Asthma has caugh up with her somehow...maybe is that worrying life. She coudn't take a 'Walkman' anymore, this was 2012. So her niece's Ipod was hand and yould work perfectly.-- Her MP4 was already gone, due to weather and bubble baths.

Running and sweating off toxins kept her with a clearer mind to write. Yeah, a creative writer like any of us. "Gee! That landlord didn't want to fix that hole next to my bedroom," thought herself kind of gone and mesmerized, while pushing those ankles to her last mile. Cars driving nearby and young joggers made her realize that everyday was a new challenge for her. At times she had flashback of precious moments already gone:

Flash Back....

Sioux City

Sweet Home!!

Iowa, Summer of 1966...

Her mom grabbed her hand and was ready to leave this man. The thing is...this is almost her last day with daddy. Her farewell was disheartening. Her father held her, and hugged her for the very last time without knowing it. Daddy's girl was being taking away by mom. Enough was enough with that alcohol for God's sake

This minute in her existence changed her life forever. Her trademark (((hugs))) was born on this very evening. While driving away, mom Ritah started thinking of ways to raise 4 girls, and that was a challenge of tough love coming into the picture until the her mommy's very unwanted end...


Fast Forward.... back to 2012.

She made it home for a rewarding shower. Being inside that tub, her mind gave her ideas for lingerie articles. Her wisdom was and is still remarkable. Just meet an woman from Iowa, an she will "love you bunches." Those long hours of studying to become a Nurse paid off after all. She knew her mom did her best to raise them. Yeah! They say girls are hard to raise, and sure they are...! (Even with FaceBook and HP).

Stirring through and soaping around... ops! made her feel like a princess; her 'Cinderella like bathing' made her find out that... she forgot to feed the dogs "ugh!" She totally forgot her main duty. However, luckily, her only son took care of that... an hour before 'mommy's arrival.'

Her heartfelt embracing love toward her son could've left you speechless. Actually she recaptured her very deep unfinished hug with her father. Being gullible was her sweetest trademark as well. But what else can you expect from an angel?

A Divorce

No more 'til death do us apart for 2011, or those 50 years wedding anniversaries. Her divorce was painful... and at times, after she found peace, she saw her son as a blessing in disguise. God was unreachable and she was mad at him for so many reasons that had no explanation at all.

"How could he?" She was a wonderful woman, a caring wife and an intelligent walking beauty; practically all went down the drain. She thought her marriage was for life, and wanted to celebrate a wedding anniversary pretty soon. "Life and happy endings are not real life...," she thought.

She had to reorganize her own living and made sure to mend the untied endings in her own heart, a broken one indeed. Deep inside she still loved him (She is from Iowa, ya know?), but she had to let go. There was no way to go back to a fake life, next to an almost uknown man. "Will never be a doormat again!" That was said for so many reasons, and she was learning the hard way. Was God there for her? Was he really on her side?


The Doors Were Closed for Her...

Whenever she thought she hit rock bottom, she was reminded again, that her Cinderella days were over. Financial freedom was almost nonexistent. She remember her mom's day fighting those terrible snow days and dust bowls. She knew problems would always arise, and she was ready to fight with all her might and intelligence. She did survive and made it through. All we can say is... she deserves respect and the best from life!

Being a woman and pretty are not necessary a good combinationl for success. Actually she works in here. We pay a tribute to this wonderful soul, who changed our lives for good. She might want to kill us, but we wrote this from our hearts. Do you believe in angels? Well, this tribute was written for an angel. There are no words to express... our thanks to her. Even though she was struggling, she was there for so many of us.... do you know who we are talking about?

Can you guess who we were talking about?

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After you voted, here is the answer:

Yeah! Is....

AEvans, our dearest sister. I ask everyone to comfort her heart. Her last hub, tell us about the pain she cannot bear at times. She is a wonderful soul indeed. Sometimes she would give what she doesn't have. She loves animals and would love to save them all from the streets. Her life has been tested, and we know she needs a warm hand or touching words from any of us. Deep inside Julianna is a little soul that feels helpless at times... and, she has the sweetest smile you can imagine, and without a doubt she can kick some as**.

Thanks for reading this hub, and do not tell her about this tribute!! She would kill us by flagging us down (kidding.) On August 21, please send her a note or some warm comments : will be the 2nd Anniversary of mom Rita's departure. Thanks for being there for her...!


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks again kenneth avery! You deserve success in here. Time is so short sometimes. Take care!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks again kenneth avery! You deserve success in here. Time is so short sometimes. Take care!

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    kenneth avery 5 years ago

    Lord D C . . .you're most welcome and you deserved ALL of the cudo's because you worked for it.


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Denise Handlon and kenneth avery, thanks for those comments and for reading this hub. Have a nice weekend.

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    Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

    Had to vote Up; Awesome; Beautiful and Interesting--a hub written this well about a woman deserves to win a Hub Award. Very well presented. LOVED it.

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    Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Beautiful. Don't know what else to add to this comment. :) :( Rated up and U/I (August has passed but I did connect with your sister in regards to her tribute to your mom) You are lucky...and so am I. I've got a dear heart sister who is also a hubber here, Danette Watt. I actually wrote a tribute hub to her about the special relationship of sisters. Thanks for this AWESOME hub-sharing.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Dwachira, I agree with ya my friend. We all face our own problems and we do our best to face them. Being a woman is an extra handicap added to motherhood. Thanks so much for your visit!

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    [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    The mystery woman was really courageous and obviously knew what was the best action and did it bravely. Told as it is from a great writer. Voted up and awesome.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Hi Nyamache, We wish we could have more time to read our friends hubs, but time is so limited. Nice to meet you! Keep writing hubs from the heart!

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    Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

    This is well written and interesting to read.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Rasma, SuzieHQ and Dghbrh, You are wonderful friends and we would love to see you supporting this angel soul. Sometimes we don't have words to thank the kindness from our human race...especially from women from all over. Thanks again for leaving meaningful comments!

    @Christy; hi there in Alberta. This tribute os from the heart and cannot measure up the feelings that sinlings can have for each other. Thanks for reading us!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Yes Mary Hyatt..Thanks! so much! There is so much to share, but we do our best. Thanks for your concern Mary.

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    I've been wondering when you were going to tell us. I guessed right! Such a nice tribute to your sister. I'll try and remember Aug. 21, right?

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I do not know AEvans but I do appreciate the kind sentiments that you show her here. Nice of you to pay tribute.

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    deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

    Wonderful hub ...but here I am clueless....blessings and prayer for this strong Lady......all my votes and passing it on sure.

    but very curious at the same to know the lady .

    Very creative hud indeed...pure captivating.

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    What a wonderful tribute that has been written with such love, respect and warmth. You have a unique style for creative writing that is captivating to read. Great job on this special lady! voted and will be sharing :-)

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and awesome. Such a wonderful and touching tribute to a lady who certainly deserves it. Passing this on to my followers.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Bill and Josh Thanks for stopping by. The answer will be added anf the end of the article.

    @Lathing You pay attention we see. Your memory is well appreciated. We will answer soon!

    @Janine and lucky Cats, this woman is superb. We wrote this as a tribute to her. Her story is real and she deserves lots of respect. Thanks ladies!

    @Debbie, you are a good reader!. We will respond promptly! You did pay attention and we will see. One thing: This woman believes in God and she can be a sister of you in Christ.

    @Ttoombso8, You are such a charming follower. You are so right! We wrote it with so much compassion, and even if she want to kill us right now...she will embrace our humanity as well. She is a wonderful woman inside and out.

    @Thanks Curiad, the tribute was written with so much care. You always leaving meaningful comments! Thanks! No pablum at all!

    @Faith Reaper, you have memory and wisdom of your own. Great to see you and you got closer to an answer. Have a blessed day!

    @KJForce and Mary Hyatt, the answer will be written soon. She is so dedicated and close to an angel of a woman. Thanks for leaving wonderful comments.

    @Pamela99 and Minetonka Twin, this soulful lady writes in here and she has a heart of gold. We will write the name soon. Thanks ladies!

    @Gena East, she is inspirational to the full extent of the word. She has fought so many battles and kept her cool. Thanks!

    @Laurinzo Scott, thanks for being here. You will find out soon. Keep writing quality inspirations... so far you are getting there. Cheers!

    @Tammy and Ardie, you narrowed the search then..? This woman deserves so much recognition, and she gives her heart in every hub she writes. Thanks! Soon will write down her name.

    @Thanks Rubi! We enjoyed your visit as well. Thansk for being yourself. Great to see you in here!


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    Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    I think i know who you are talking about, whomever, it is a beautiful tribute. Enjoyed..Thank you..

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    Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

    Not me either! I only have 3 daughters =) I made my guess and I am 99.8% sure Im correct. But I'll never teeeeeeeell

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    This didn't show up in my newsfeed. Very curious.. not me! I am not nursing material. I would have to guess Aevans? Don't keep us hanging. :)

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    Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

    Nice and mysterious lord de, very great hub... voted up. Inspired!

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    Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    I couldn't guess who this was, but what a wonderful hub! This woman is strong and has courage, with a kind and generous heart as well. Nicely done.

    I adore those puppies too! :-)

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    You told this story beautifully of the struggles of a strong woman who is one we would all respect. I would say AEvans also, but I wasn't sure so I chose Don't Know. I know many women on Hubpages that have many similarities to your mystery lady but who lived in Iowa? I enjoyed this mystery and will await the answer.

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    Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

    Not sure who it is but it's certainly a strong woman who has fought a good fight in this life. Great writing and I liked the mystery of not knowing who the main character was. I hit many buttons.

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    OK, Lord: Tell us! Tell us! I think it is AEvans. Have to go and read her profile for clues.

    I enjoyed the way you wrote this for the "mystery Hubber".

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    kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

    lord de cross...have no clue who you write about..but..know one thing you respect and admire her alot...beautiful tribute to your " secret " woman......enjoyed the hub...

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    Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

    I was thinking it was your mother, but I do not know. But for some reason I voted for AEvans, as I remember in your interview hub, you mentioning AEvans. Great tribute to an obvious extraordinary woman no doubt. This is a beautiful hub in so many ways. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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    Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

    Beautifully written Lord. I too don't know to whom you refer, but I am sure she deserves the tribute!

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    Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    What a lovely tribute to someone that has come so far and struggled through so much. Great job, Lord! :)

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    I think I know who you are talking about.. this is a wonderful tribute and story... she is a strong woman,.. I think it is AEvans? am i right?


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    Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

    I think I know who it is but she isn't named on your list....M....great story of honor, respect, care and regard for this good woman. Lovely story.

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    Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

    Joseph, not 100%sure who you are talking about here, but what a lovely tribute you have penned and once again I am in awe a bit with your writing. This was so very beautiful and detailed. Awesome job here and have shared and voted too!!

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    LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    I want to say its AEvans.... Pretty sure about it, but there are some unanswered questions here! The only person I know who was/is studying to become a nurse is her, but didn't know she was divorce, or that she was living in Iowa.... Well, you kind of hinted at that in one of the comments.

    It's not Tammy because she has three sons and a cute little girl! Not Sheila, her major was not nursing, and she is not from Iowa; Although Simone does work for HP, she did not major in nursing! ...... Ok, ok.... Enough details.... I am pretty sure it's Juliana, AKA AEvans! :)

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    Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


    I do not either but this was a beautiful job for whomever she is! Your compassion flows through your writing and I admire that in you! Thanks for sharing this awesome hub tribute!

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I am totally clueless....I hope to find out though....because this is simply a beautiful job of writing Joseph! No wonder I like you so are compassionate, intelligent, empathetic....everything I admire in a person. Well done...but I want to know the answer!