March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day. It is a national holiday in many countries. 

But no matter where you are in the world, you either are a woman or know one. Being a woman represents so many things. We are mothers, daughters, wives, leaders, teachers, fighters. 

This is a day that women on every continent can celebrate and embrace their sisterhood in unity.

Men may be physically stronger, but there is a strength that God put in women that no man could ever touch or understand. We bring forth life from our bodies.

We are survivors of all kinds of things. 
We survive rape.
We survive abuse.
We survive when he leaves.
We survive war and atrocities.
We survive homelessness.
We survive brokenness.

We raise our children on our own, when we have to.
We support them on next to nothing, if we have to.
We work while we go to school, if we have to.
We help each other get through heartbreak and heartache, when we have to.

We hurt.
We cry.
We love.
We forgive.

We keep our heads up.
We rise up.
We do what we gotta do.
We are the strength of our children.
We go on when the going is tough.
We hold on, we don't give up.
We keep it moving, we don't stop.

We worship.
We trust.
We believe.
We keep hope alive.

We are women. 

I love  my sisters!
I celebrate you!
Celebrate and love yourself.
You are beautiful.
You are strong.
You are a WOMAN!!!