Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Women

There is this blog.... that is written by this girl.... that I don't know!!
OK there I said it!
Don't act like you all don't do it.
I know you read blogs of people you don't know.
I mean, after all, they are on the Internet!!! For everyone!!!

Anyway, she shared this "Love Letter" for Mother's Day and I thought it was great and so I want to share it with you.

This is not just a message for mothers – how dare you think that!
This is a message for WOMEN.
Sunday is women’s day.
It’s not just for those who have delivered a child.
It’s for everyone who has ever held a child,
smelt a child, changed a diaper in the church nursery, or stopped a running kid in the church hallway and said
“you want me to tell your mama?”
It’s for those of you who have done laundry, paid bills, burnt chicken and hosted Thanksgiving in your little bitty kitchen.
It’s for the woman who said “yes” when asked to work VBS, who spent three days last week with a sick child,
or spent 40 hours at a job you hate so that you can afford summer camp and dance lessons for someone you love.
Sunday is for every daughter and sister and aunt and grandmother who has worn a pink ribbon and a stiff upper lip.
It’s for the woman who cashes my paycheck, scans my groceries and puts this fabulous color on my hair (thank God for you!)
It’s also for any woman who held hands with the one she loves and then buried them.

It's for the one who has volunteered to work in a church nursery - just out of the pure desire to be around that which she may be unable to ever have herself.
It’s for the young woman who sits alone on a Friday night and wonders
when she won’t.
Honey, you are beautiful.
Stunning.
You couldn’t look better if you tried.
There’s only one who is really concerned with what you are wearing.
So wear Him well.

4 comments:

Ashley said...

I know her personally and she would be honored that you shared it.

Libby said...

I never read a blog of someone I don't know!! Hahaha! We both know that's not true!! Anyway, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie Mc said...

This is great. Thanks for sharing. I spent many "Women's" days like this and now I get to have my first Mother's Day. Both are very rewarding. And maybe one of these days I'll get to meet you in person since you are one of those "people you don't know, but you read their blog". I hope you don't mind.

Melissa Lee said...

Well, here I am. The woman you don't know. But how wonderful I feel that you posted this on your blog! Thank you, thank you, thank you. It means a lot to me that it ministered to you.
In the mean time, girlfriend, you add me to your blogroll and know that I would be pleased as punch to add you to mine. Your site is adorable and I am cheering you on in these last 140 days!!
Keep checking in on me and me with you. We'll meet face to face over coffee some day and none of this will seem near as weird. (ha)

Melissa Lee
www.thestretchmarksblog.com