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Happy Mother's Day To The World

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Last Edited: May 12, 2008, 12:28 pm

If I hadn't read the news today, I probably wouldn't know who Irena Sendlerowa was.  I mean, when I turn on the TV, I might hear something about Britney or Paris and who the next American Idol might be, but it's quite possible the name of this wonderful woman would be missed. 

Born in Poland to a Catholic family, she was taught to give to others regardless of their race or religion.  Her father died from Typhus, a disease he was treating when other physicians turned away the sick & the poor.

You can read her story using one of the links below.  Although she was tortured, she never gave up any information to the Nazis, even before her scheduled execution.  Her broken body, limbs crushed from beatings, was dumped on the side of a road after the Polish underground, called Zegota, bribed a Nazi officer to save her life. Yesterday was Mother's Day and I was thinking - what greater gift would any mother want than to have her children saved?

Irena died today at the age of 98.  I don't know how many of the estimated 2,500 children she rescued are still alive, but I'm sure they had children and grandchildren, so she saved generations.  As her soul effortlessly passed through those Pearly Gates, I bet it was a joyful Mother's Day in Heaven!  Here is a picture of this heroic woman..such a kind smile.  Rest in peace gentle lady.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7395767.stm

http://www.irenasendler.org/

Entry #144

Comments

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Comment by Gentlespirit - May 12, 2008, 12:30 pm
What a beautiful story...and most of all, what an endearing and self-less woman!!!
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emilygComment by emilyg - May 12, 2008, 1:53 pm
Thank you.
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rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - May 12, 2008, 5:06 pm
Very nice story. As the years roll on, there will probably be fewer stories to tell like this.
It's good to hear from you again justxploring. I was wondering about you.
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spy153Comment by spy153 - May 12, 2008, 11:52 pm
heya' justx! I don't want to say what I was thinking happened to you. Where have you been?
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KolaComment by Kola - May 13, 2008, 12:52 pm
Hello Justx, thanks for this inspiring story. Helps me to keep believing that there are indeed true and courageous saints that walk among us. May she rest in peace...By the way, I've never really communicated with you, but I felt a slight void on the LP by your absence...Your posts are always fun and interesting to read. Hope you're well, and welcome back...
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TenajComment by Tenaj - May 13, 2008, 6:41 pm
You can see the kindness and sweetness in her face.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - May 13, 2008, 6:59 pm
Thanks everyone for your comments and kind words.

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