1.26.2010

One Flaw in Women.



"Women have strengths that amaze men.....

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart..
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give...

However....If there is one flaw in women...

It is that they forget their worth."

I am unsure who the author of this is. My mom forwarded it to me and it touched my heart today.

Jody and I have been studying the Old Testament together for our couple scripture study and I have decided to put a focus on learning what I can from the women of the Old Testament. I have always struggled with reading and understanding the Old Testament...mainly relating to it as a woman has been a struggle for me. I am hopeful my study this year --with a focus on the women-- will help me and strengthen my testimony of my place in this world and the eternities.

I have heard great things about a new book called, Women of the Old Testament...I purchased it yesterday and am excited to begin reading it along with my scriptures. My hope is that it will help me gain greater insight and appreciation for the women we study in the Old Testament. And furthermore, learn how the trials and lessons they learned in life benefited their testimonies and strengthened their relationship with God.

I am also hopeful that by studying their lives, I will gain a better appreciation of my own worth and the love my Father in Heaven has for me.

1 comment:

  1. love that, thank you for sharing, it is so true, sadly, that we are so quick to forget our worth when we are these amazing creatures bestowed with beautiful spiritual gifts from on high.

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