Today I was reminded of the beauty of a good talk between girlfriends. When they use their powers for good and not evil that is. I recently started the new Beth Moore study, Esther, and one of the recurring themes is that it is tough being a woman. And one of the recurring reasons why? Other women. So good to know, I am not the only one.
I must confess, in my life, I have found this to be true and then some. And I don’t even want to pretend that at times I have not been part of the problem. Cause I can completely own that I have. Regardless, I typically avoid close relationships with females outside of a small handful, cause I have too often found myself burned. And so I fall into the same pattern most of us women fall into. Hanging out with groups of women, acting like I have my act 100% together so as not to have to show a shred of vulnerability. See how in admitting that I am being all vulnerable? Yeah, I really hate that.
But today, I was with a group of women at MOPS and suddenly we were talking about our struggles as moms. The real ones. The ones you hate to admit out loud. And it was safe, and there was no judgement, no attempts at making anyone feel inferior, no comments that have any hidden meanings. It was so refreshing and I was reminded that if as women we dropped all the crap and stayed real….oooh, what a wonderful world it would be. It starts with me.
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