Saturday, February 7, 2009

A woman's worth

Last week I taught all the young women on thier worth. It was a lesson that I struggled with for some reason, and I figured out that it was because it was such an important lesson for these girls, and for me. To know that we are of worth to our heavenly father and he created us the way we are for a reason. So I asked them all to look for the gifts that they have been given, and I did the same. It really helps make you feel wonderful when you can recognize the good in yourself and not all the negative. Anyway, This is an email that my Mom had sent me a while ago, but I really like it. Hope it challenges you to look for the wonderful things inside of yourself!

By the time the Lord made woman,He was into his sixth day of working overtime.An angel appeared and said,"Why are you spending so much time on this one?"And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her?She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,have over 200 movable parts, all replaceableand able to run on diet coke and leftovers,have a lap that can hold four children at one time,have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heartand she will do everything with only two hands." The angel was astounded at the requirements."Only two hands!? No way!And that's just on the standard model?That's too much work for one day.Wait until tomorrow to finish." "But I won't, " the Lord protested."I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my ownheart.She already heals herself when she is sickAND can work 18-hour days." The angel moved closer and touched the woman."But you have made her so soft, Lord." "She is soft," the Lord agreed,"but I have also made her tough.You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish." "Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.The Lord replied,"Not only will she be able to think,she will be able to reason and negotiate." The angel then noticed something,and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek."Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one." "That's not a leak,"the Lord corrected,"that's a tear!""What's the tear for?" the angel asked. The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy,her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,her loneliness, her grief and her pride."The angel was impressed."You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything!Woman is truly amazing." And she is! 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 happyand laugh when they are nervous.They fight for what they believe in.They stand up to injustice.They don't take "no" for an answerwhen 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 u nconditionally.They cry when their children exceland cheer when their friends get awards.They are happy when they hear abouta 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 kisscan heal a broken heart.Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail youto 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 ideals.They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE TINY FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.PLEASE pass this along to your women friends and relativesto remind them just how amazing they are.

1 comment:

Becky said...

This model "leaks" every time I read that story. Your worth is great sweet Genelle!