pillar of strength


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pillar of strength

A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of strength for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
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pillar of strength

 and pillar of support
someone or something that consistently provides moral, emotional, or financial support as does a pillar. My parents are my pillars of support. John looked to God as his pillar of strength.
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I would like to dedicate this to my wife because she has been a pillar of strength to me and my family," he said.
In a statement, Cpl Reeve's family said he was "a dearly loved son, brother, godparent, uncle, grandson and friend, who was loving, loyal, honourable, selfless and gentle, a pillar of strength that all could turn to.
Gene was a pillar of strength during the company's reorganization and emergence from bankruptcy.
Mrs Law was a pillar of strength while her husband fought cancer and he has vowed he will be at her side in her time of need.
Since I can remember mum was always there for my brother, my dad and I, not only doing the usual chores that arise when you are living with three males but being a pillar of strength when times are hard," he says.
Mrs Boyd (right) has been a pillar of strength to her granddaughter.
The film, with cinematography by the great Gregg Toland, boasts a number of fine performances, notably by Jane Darwell as the pillar of strength Ma Joad, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress, and John Carradine as a discouraged former preacher who finds a new spirit as he fights against injustice.
She has touched the hearts and lives of so many people and was a pillar of strength during this country's darkest times.
I want to be a beacon of hope for children and young adults, a pillar of strength during times of despair.
The renowned singer asserted that his aunt was a devoted mother and a pillar of strength to his uncle Nusrat.
He has proved a pillar of strength for Gatland so far on tour, especially with his fellow looseheads Cian Healy and Gethin Jenkins now back home after being sidelined due to injuries.
Along with his medical profession he was a member of several medical and social groups and organizations which made him a pillar of strength within the community.
Maralyn, 60, is also a trained bereavement supporter and a pillar of strength for other parents, while Kenny, 61, works tirelessly for the charity by making trust and legacy fundraising applications.
Jean Wakeford, our secretary who is a pillar of strength, had nominated me and she knew I had won.
A pillar of strength stronger than all the walls of the school, he is the spirit of the Sacred Heart motto "Caritas et Veritas" (Love and Truth) often heard but rarely followed, and after his going away, a visit to school will never be quite the same.