That's very moving. I really enjoyed the depiction of dwarven women and family life. Dais is a believable and interesting character.
I think you should add this story to the Dwarf Women challenge.
Author's Response: Heh, thanks. :) Dais was very fun to write actually. It was certainly different.
Author's Response: Meant to add: Whoa... I had no idea that there *was* such a challenge! Thanks for pointing it out for me. :)