It was a typical evening; I was the last to arrive home after a busy day. I had worked two part-time jobs, and then stopped by the grocery store for a few things. As soon as I walked through the door, I began barking orders.
“I need somebody to unload the groceries. The dishes still need to be put away. Whose clothes are in the middle of the floor?” I said.
Nobody moved. The boys pretended to be asleep, one each sofa in the living room.
“Chop, chop, let’s get moving,” I said.
As the boys begrudgingly moved into action, my fourteen-year-old asked a question.
“Ma, how do you do it all?” he asked.
“Work two jobs, raise two kids and blog?”
“I pray a lot,” I told him.
When I settled down later, I thought about my sons question some more and realized that sometimes I do a lot. However, I have also learned to do more things that I want to do, which includes blogging and other writing.
As every parent probably knows, there are many times along our journey where we need strength, both physical and emotional. My strength comes from prayer. Below is a poem I recently stumbled upon that pertains to strength.
Woman of Strength
A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape
but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything
but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.
A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her
but, a woman of strength gives the best in what she does.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future
but a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes can also be God’s blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman walks sure footedly
but a woman of strength also knows God will catch her when she falls.
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face
but a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey
But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
By Sharon Simani
Are you a woman of strength or do you know a woman of strength? Where does your strength come from? …wishing you the strength to get through your current journey.