Ramona left this as a comment on my call for guest posters but I thought it was so wonderful I wanted to make sure you all read it. Here is what she said.
My name is Ramona and I have been reading your blog for about a month. I am a new member to the Church of Jesus Christ and LDS. I want to take the challenge. I can tell you that the woman that gives me inspiration is Sarah, Abraham's wife. I have recently read the record of Sarah with fresh insight, and I came away feeling relieved of various burdens felt by myself and most women. I was blessed to know that our Heavenly Father considers "his handmaidens" so special that he kept his promise to Sarah to come back at the "appointed time" so that she would bear Issac. I don't have children, and until I read the record of Sarah, and heard the testimonies of women like me, I felt as if I were being punished. Now, I am 50 years old, and I probably won't have any babies any time soon, but the hope and the promise of children in the life to come, is what sustains me.
So I will start with Sarah, and Hannah, and Rebekkah. Thank you for this challenge.