The faces of family
Raised by the women who are stronger than you know
A patchwork quilt of memory only women could have sewn
The threads were stitched by family hands, protected from the moth
By your mother and her mother, the weavers of your cloth.
— Mary Chapin Carpenter, Family Hands
March is Women’s History Month. And for the women of my family it is a time for remembrances. There are so many family birthdays in March… and so many anniversaries of loss. And today I’m simply going to let the faces tell the stories of the women of my family, the weavers of our cloth.