Wonder Woman gives us this ideal strong woman that fights the bad guys and looks good doing it. If we as women try to live up to her example, we will always fail. Not to mention I hate spandex and who would want to walk around all day, every day in a full superhero suit? Not me.
I want to scrap that ideal of wonder women and I want to share with you some of the strongest women I know in my life. Let me explain why through their experiences and through my eyes, I see them as some of the strongest women I know.
First, let me start with my Sister-in-law, She is so strong and patient especially when it comes to my youngest niece. You see, my niece is on the autism spectrum. She is a daredevil (just like her dad), energetic, loves to sing, and somehow can actually catch lizards outside and sit them on her shoulder, like a pirate. She is seriously an amazing kid. I am amazed by my sister-in-law and how she has worked so hard to create an atmosphere where my niece can succeed and thrive.
My aunt Lisa has some of the strongest faith I’ve ever seen. After she lost her husband, my uncle, I’m sure her world felt like it was crashing down, but God showed up in her life and comforted her ever since then. She may not always understand why, but her faith and trust in God has never wavered. It is super inspiring to me.
Ok so my best friend, Abby, is like the coolest person I know. She walked through her daughter’s treatment for cancer when her daughter was only 18 months old. Not to mention this was after one of her other best friends finished treatment on the same day they received the news of her daughter’s cancer. Talk about a strong woman. Over 14 years later her daughter is doing great and Abby just opened her own storefront this past year. Talk about crushing it.
My co-worker and friend Tami, is one of the bravest women I know. She recently shared her story, testimony, with others. This was not an easy thing for her to do, it took a lot of courage to share that part of her story. I am so proud of her because so many women were impacted by her story and found hope and a future because of her stepping out of her comfort zone and sharing. Sharing our stories can be our greatest measure of courage. Your story won’t just change you, when you share your story, it has the power to change someone else and that is exactly what Tami did.
The last lady I want to mention is my mom. She is the glue that holds everyone together and one of the strongest women I know. I am so proud to call her my mom and I may have not known it at the time growing up but I learned some of the best parenting tricks from her. She is still my go-to and when I am at a loss when one of my kids is sick she is the first person I call. Yes even before the doctor. Thank you mom for everything you do for me and my girls. We are so lucky to have you in our lives. Love you!
There are so many other strong and wonderful women out there. *Disclaimer if you are in my life and I didn’t mention you, don’t think for one second I don’t believe you are strong. That’s so far from the truth. Hear me when I say this, you are so strong and I have faith in you to get through the hard times and I believe you will crush it when you chase after your dreams. And I will be here cheering you on the entire way!
You are stronger than you think, you are braver than you feel. You are more loved than you will ever know. And God loves you so much that he wants to pick up the pieces of what looked like a broken life and make all things new in him.
I pray that this blog today was an encouragement to you and can help in your daily life. Always know I am available to pray with you or just be someone to talk to when life gets hard. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need prayer!
Talk to you next Monday!