Catelyn married Ned Stark after his brother (to whom she was betrothed) was executed. Though she barely knew him at the time of their wedding, their love grew strong over the years. With Ned now gone, she has been trying to reunite her scattered family while respecting the wishes of her eldest son Robb, King in the North.
"You have a courage, a woman's
kind of courage" — Brienne of Tarth