“You are her (sarah’s) daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.”
1 Peter 3:6
This women’s day is not so much about celebrating the women for me but to remind young girls of the potential they hold. As a mother of a daughter, I want to be a good role model. I want her to know that a woman can be soft, and gentle yet can be strong. Being strong doesnot mean becoming manly but to embrace our own strengths. Even in the animal kingdom a mother with kids is an easy mark but we know she can be the most ferocious beast as well. Our vulnerability can become our strength if we remain aware of it. The creative and nurturing spirit that God has breathed in us is our elixir.
Sometimes it’s the women who stop other women from being strong. In India daughters are discouraged by their own mothers to pursue education and forced to settle down in domestic roles. Here is my sketch for the day and a short poem:
Roughly translated it means:
Not only good looks give me good qualities,
Give me a calm and strong mind.
My heart tells me this
a dream lives in you too.
You gave me your manners and talents
Why did you not give me the freedom too?
Give me my right today mother!
Say “be victorious” and bless me.
Become the wings of my dreams,
and come fly with me.
Let me fulfill my dreams mother!
then I will be called your daughter.
Happy Women’s Day to you all.