Her chest barely moves as I wonder if she is even still breathing. For that’s the thing about her gentle sleep it’s been like that since childbirth many years ago. But underneath that gentle sleep is a woman who for nearly 5 decades fulfilled her passion in life. When she became an RN on that glorious August Day she had no idea what her passion would lead her. This woman of faith is tired. It’s not like she wants to die but her glorious home awaits her. For that she is confident and that’s all that matters. So will this be the day Our Lord and Saviour call her home? Only he knows that as it should.
Someone would think that the fashion industry has nothing in common and that is not true on two fronts. The first being the big lie they tell young women that having their product will somehow make them feel better. The other being profit margins.. A woman’s beauty has nothing to do with how she looks. The fashion industry has been involved in a crime that is in some ways is worst than drug lords. At least with drug lords, you know what the game is at least.
The thing about the fashion industry is they convince young girls and women that they have to have the newest trend. They have been very good at it for a very long time. We all know that a size 9 by one manufactured by one company is not the same as another. Magazines that promote a false narrative are one of their biggest tricks. Women out there everywhere let me in on a little secret what a potential partner is more concerned about is between your ears and not how your body looks. Physical attraction only lasts for so long if your partner can put two brain cells together. No long-term relationship will last if it’s based on looks.
Why I get such joy in hammering the fashion industry and drug lord’s parents can’t be left off the hook totally. I have seen firsthand when a mother tries to live her life through her daughter. In the end, it is your choice as a parent.
Do you want to raise a young woman into adulthood that is a joy to be around while also being smart and accomplished? If not you are doing a major disservice.
While observing a unique woman yesterday as she stepped out of her car she looked so beat up. I suspect this woman puts on many hats each day. She could be a mother, wife, sibling, business owner, etc. I suspect she has times when she loves many of them. Yet she could be wearing so many hats that the most important one she often forgets.
The most important one is her taking care of herself. You see if she doesn’t do that then those other things don’t matter. So the question then becomes how can we help her? Those closest to her need to take a hard look at how she is spending her day? How much of it is spent wearing the hats she loves versus those things that others can help her with and by doing that giving her time to breathe. She has to feel comfortable knowing it’s ok to take time for her. So what happens if you don’t help her along her journey?
One day her loved ones will be standing by her bedside while she fights for her life. Maybe if others along the way would have helped her out she may have had more strength and will to continue the fight?