I had the privilege of spending the day with over 100 women from all over the city and some from out of Province. Today I attended the Gather Quebec conference for Christian women. And what a day it was!
As women we are known to be dramatic, emotional, temperamental, hormonal, sometimes even petty. But we are also warriors who fight for what we believe in. We love fiercely, are strong, are survivors for many different reasons. We’re nurturers, protective, feel things deeply. We are often selfless and put others’ needs before our own. We can be the sweetest of sweets but mess with our children and we become Mama Bear!
We were created like this intentionally. We were purposely made to be both tender and fierce. We were uniquely designed to be just who we are. None of it was a mistake. None of it was chance. We are intentionally made. We need to learn to embrace every part of who we are. Not just the physical but who we are
inside too. I used to fight so hard not to show too much emotion because I didn’t want to appear weak. But why fight it? My heart is what makes me love so deeply and care for others. It allows me to be compassionate towards other and allows me to get angry at injustice. My emotions are not a sign of weakness, they are part of my womanhood. I’m a little curvier than I would like to be. But why should I feel shame because I don’t fit what society deems the perfect weight? I have 2 beautiful children that my body carried and gave birth to. I earned my extra pounds and every stretch mark on me! Why do we struggle so much with who we are? Why do we often feel like we are less than? We are not less than! We are just enough!
We need to stop competing with each other. Instead, we need to encourage each other, uplift each other, be each other’s cheerleaders. We need to balance each other and love each other with our words. We need to be vulnerable with each other and stand together because together we are even stronger! Together we are a force to reckon with!
What makes YOU a woman? Tell us what do you struggle with? Let’s be vulnerable with each other so we can come together and encourage each other. Right here, right now for the world to read. Maybe, just maybe we will encourage someone without even knowing we did. I would love to hear from you!
…be your own kind of beautiful…
OFFER THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION