Woman of the Week: Gretel Banks
Nominated by: Lisa Banks
My Mom, Gretel Banks, will be 90 years old on February 13, 2013. She is a Mother of 6, Grandmother of 5 and Great Grandmother of 5. She came to the United States in 1964 from Jamaica to find a better life for her children. She lost her mother when she was only 7 years old and was sent to realtives to take care of their children at such a tender age (7).
Even though she did not have Mother to guide and teach her to JOY of being a Mother, she took Wonderful JOY at being a Mother, sacraficing everthing she had, working 2-3 jobs to provide a shelter, food and a loving home for all 6 of us
Four years ago, my Mom’s leg had to be amputated due to diabetes. It has been such a long and difficult road for her as she is a True Woman of Independance and Strength.
I could go on and on as she’s lived such a life filled with so much experiences, but none can compare to ABSOLUTE and True Love she has for her children.
If God wills, please choose my Mom, Gretel Banks, as your “On Air” Woman of the Week”. She Loves your station and listens to it all day long.
If she is not chosen for an on the air reading, that will be ok, because she is The Dearest Mother of Our Lifetime.