Saturday, January 10, 2009

Celebrating Women

If I'd been given a choice at birth I think I would have chosen the gender that I am. Even after being warned of all the things that come with being a woman. We are really something. If you think about it, women are the backbone of all there is in this world. We are strong but tender, we are supportive but know when to push hard, we encourage and advise. And the most wonderful thing about women are we are there for each other. I mean who understands all our moods and worries and joys and fears better than another woman?
We are mothers and grandmothers, sisters and daughters,daughter in laws, wives and friends. I've talked about the last few days not feeling right, not feeling like myself, feeling not so sure footed and yesterday at work a couple of things happened that brought on the tears that I've held at bay all week. The two women I worked with yesterday listened to me, hugged me, made me laugh and was just there for me. And just plain understood without judging me or laughing at me. For that I am grateful and glad I happen to work with other women. And you know what? Age has nothing much to do with the support we give each other. An older woman can learn a lot from a younger woman.
It is from women that I get support from here too, strong women who so unselfishly are there to offer an encouraging word or a cyber hug.
Yes, I'm proud to be a woman and to have such strong amazing women in my life. I don't think I'd have it any other way.


Aisling said...


Well expressed! Sometimes I try to tell my husband about something that upset me and he wants to to give me advice to "fix things." But, I don't want things "fixed." What I want is understanding, comfort, sympathy, solidarity. So I have to call a girlfriend because she will respond with what I need. Women are great support systems!

Hang in there!

love and hugs,

Mary Timme said...

I would never change my gender! I love being a female and do it pretty much as I want. It is because I'm such a snotty girl, that I do that. I just believe that God really loves me. And being a woman, now a crone if you are into that sort of thing and I'm not, is the best thing in the world to be.

I'm so glad you have people in your circle of support! Women are best at listening!

Marge said...

I, too, am proud to be a woman and to have such amazing women in my life. And you, dear Robbin, are one of the most amazing! I am honored to call you my friend! And I hope you know I would listen, anytime, anyday, to anything.

Blessings on your Sunday!