Rachel E. Rittenhouse, author

February’s Character Sketch ~ Juliana Cradle Woodsmall

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Good evening, blog readers! Here is the *late* but still February’s character sketch on Carolyn’s mother, Juliana Cradle Woodsmall! I hope you all enjoy getting to know her better with the anticipation for the book which is coming soon.


*Juliana Cradle Woodsmall is Carolyn’s beloved Momma. She is married to George Woodsmall and has four children, Jesse, Carolyn, Bethany, and Laura. After living her whole life in Sweden, Juliana moved to America with her husband, children, and brother’s family to begin a new life. Throughout all the struggles and hardships, Juliana strives to teach her children lessons in which they can live by and ultimately teach them that they can trust God with everything.


Fun Facts about Juliana:

Hobbies ~ cooking for her family and storytelling

Lifelong dream ~ be a Mother (which has already become true!!) and teach her children about Christ

Birthplace ~ Sweden

Home ~ small farmhouse on the prairie in Minnesota

Parents ~ Kale and Charity Cradle who live in Sweden

Siblings ~ older brother Kaleb and his wife Marylou live in Sweden; and younger brother Levi and his wife Maria live in America

Meaning of “Juliana” ~ Youthful, Downy

Personality ~ gentle, humble, listener, patient, loving, care-taker

Favorite color ~ Wildflower colors–pink, purple, blue, green, yellow

Hair Color/Eye Color ~ curly dark blonde hair/green-blue eyes  

Favorite Tradition/Holiday ~ Large dinners with family and friends

Life Verse ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Birthday ~ November 16


Any other questions you have about Juliana? Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Also, stay tuned for March’s character sketch about George Woodsmall, Carolyn’s dearest Poppa!