Then, I washed my underwear and began trying to remove the hairs from my legs. Since I did not have the means to do it right, I scratched my fingers against the concrete walls of the cell so that they could be quite rough to do so. As soon as I finished, I began to have labor pains. Before giving birth to her baby, Calvo had been sharing his cell with other women who, seeing her in great pain, called the service guard. The guard refused to come for a long time, but five hours after the contractions began they took her and put her, blindfolded and with her hands tied behind her back, in the backseat of a car.
The police took her to the province of Buenos Aires, where Dr. There, despite having my hands tied behind my back, I gave birth to Teresa.
She tried to help me, but she was so nervous that instead of helping me she hurt me with her nails. Lucrecia asked the men sitting in the front of the car to give her a piece of cloth with which they tied my umbilical cord, but they could not cut it. When we arrived at our destination, it was late at night and it was very cold. They took me up the stairs to a room where there was a stretcher. He asked the policemen for a bowl of water and a brush and made me clean the stretcher and the floor while my baby, naked and dirty with meconium, was crying on a table with white tiles.
The Woman of Valor
At one point I could not stand their insults any longer, I lost my temper, and I insulted them back. Since I had been incarcerated it was the first time that I could sleep in a bed with a mattress and a blanket. I slept soundly until I was awakened by the sound of my baby trying to get rid of secretions in her nose, something that made me feel tremendously guilty. At dawn, I was taken to a cell where I saw friends I had not seen in a while. The only thing I had — but the most important — was the solidarity and the help of my companions.
They gave us food only once every three days, but always one of my cellmates gave me half their ration. I had to fight like a lioness not to let them take her away from me.
I put myself in a corner of the cell with Teresa and my companions formed a human wall to protect me while shouting at loudly at the guards. Finally, Teresa stayed with me. After her release, Calvo became an ardent defender of human rights in Argentina, and on several occasions, she denounced the participation of Dr. Adriana Calvo de Laborde was one of the first survivors of the clandestine detention centers when she testified against the military in the trial of the Military Juntas in In , Dr.
The testimony of Mrs.
Calligraphy Art Plaques and Inspirational Gifts by Michael Noyes
Calvo de Laborde was fundamental in the conviction of Dr. We only shake our readers down two times a year, but when we ask we mean it. So, please, help as much as you can. She renders him good and not evil all the days of her life. She opens her hand to the needy, and extends her hand to the poor.
She is robed in strength and dignity, and cheerfully faces whatever may come. She opens her mouth with wisdom. Her tongue is guided by kindness. She tends to the affairs of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.
Woman of Valor (gold), Eshet Chayil, Proverbs 31, Calligraphy Art Plaques, Inspirational Gifts
Her children come forward and bless her. Her husband too, and he praises her. Many women have done superbly, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a God-fearing woman is much to be praised. Place before her the fruit of her hands.