So many people, both men and women, hear the words “International Women’s Day” and automatically start bashing hard-core feminists or preaching to the much more “lenient” and/or reserved ones. International Women’s Day, in my opinion, is not so much a day to go on a political rant, or to toss biblical scriptures at anyone (though I have nothing against the women and men who do – to each their own).
This day is about recognizing and appreciating who you are as a woman and showing others just how powerful and caring you are. It’s about standing up and applauding the women around you for all they do that goes unnoticed. It’s about standing up for those without a voice. It’s about shielding those about to be beaten. It’s about fighting for those who aren’t allowed to fight. It’s about saying thank you mother, thank you grandma, and thank you sister for paving the way for those yet to come.
God created Woman in His image; thus, Woman is strong and powerful. However, God also created Woman to be nurturing. If anything, Woman got a double dose of awesome if you ask me. It is Woman who works a 9 to 5 job to only have to continue working once at home. It is Woman who has little time to worry about herself when she must worry about her spouse and children. It is Woman who nurtures, delivers, and for the most part, raises those who will rule our tomorrow.
So, I say thank you to all the WOMEN of this world who have played a vital role in showing the world what it means to be a strong, powerful, and loving soul.
I say thank you for standing up for your rights as an individual because every woman is a precious jewel in God’s eyes and SHOULD NEVER be harmed.
I say thank you for fighting for your place in this world, whether it be at home or in the workforce.
I say thank you for being the beacon of hope that the family always turns to.
I say thank you for raising strong and caring girls who will grow up to be strong and caring wives and mothers.
I say thank you for raising strong and caring boys who will grow up to be strong and caring husbands and fathers.
I say thank you for working in the roughest conditions praying and hoping that your children will have a better tomorrow.
I say thank you for continuing the race when all others are too tired or have stopped.