Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Why It's a Blessing to be a Woman

If you haven't heard yet, today is International Women's Day. I'm not quite sure if men have a special day to celebrate them or not, but I'm all for women getting a day. Are we supposed to get presents?? Just kidding. Kind of. Nonetheless, I think women deserve a special day dedicated to them because being a woman is tough sometimes.


I tell my husband, Andrew, all the time that I'm "pro-women." I'm pro-women getting paid the same as a man if they're doing the same job. I'm pro-women not getting discriminated because they're a woman. I'm pro-women being able to do anything a man can do. And let me just say, I think women can do more amazing things than men. I mean, have you seen a man birth a child lately? I haven't.

I think it's a blessing to be a woman. Look at how far we've come. Back in the day, we were classified as "property." Now, we're seeing women do things that would have shocked people back then-- working for NASA, holding a public office, serving in the military, starting businesses, etc. Not only have women done these things, but I think about what women before me did so I could have the right to vote.

I was telling Andrew the other day that it's going to be hard for me to vote in the presidential election if "so" & "so" get elected to represent the two different parties. Because on one hand, I have moral & religious values that I want upheld in a more "conservative" way, but on the other hand, I have a hard time voting for someone who discriminates people due to their gender, race, disability, etc. So part of me has this thought in the back of my mind, "Should I even vote?" And then I stop & think about women on the other side of the world who pray for the opportunity to vote like I have. I think about what women did in the United States to give ME the right to vote. I soon realize that it's an honor for me to have to make the "hard" decision of who I'm going to vote for in November.

So what a blessing it is for us to be women-- to be a part of making history.

Women do so much. There are so many women in my life who amaze me every single day. They're wives, mothers, daughters, employees, volunteers, helpers, encouragers, fighters & so much more. So in honor of International Women's Day, I want to encourage all of you women today. Keep up the good work. I know it's not always easy, especially when it seems like there's so much for you to do. And you may not always feel it, but remember, you're awesome.


  1. I love this post and major props for writing it. It's amazing when you think about it. How far women have come. And so inspiring. I'm thankful to have what I have. I know we still have things to overcome but what has been done is really astonishing and I am proud to be a woman, and thankful that I am one now, and not in say, 1926.


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