There is so much beauty in being a woman.

As I sat here this morning, with my cup of coffee in hand, looking out my window at the dreary, muggy, rainy January day before me I openly said “Pick a season!”. Thinking to myself that Mother nature is certainly a wishy washy woman, and a freaking moody bitch. Then I thought about myself, and how these months, this time of year, multiple seasons meld one into the other in my life and I don’t really choose a season either. So I sat and reflected for a bit about women in general.

We are often quick to label each other as crazy, be it in jest or in anger. We call each other bitches as terms of endearment and as terms of hate. We, as women, do the most damage to the image of what women are! We don’t build up ourselves and we don’t build up others. We just don’t.

Women are strong. Women will fight for what they believe in, and get down and dirty in the process. They will argue and go round and round and round like a dog chasing its tail, not because they are crazy, but because they are passionate. Women are passionate about EVERYTHING! Show us a new product and its either LOVE or not. It’s pretty clear cut.

Women are sensitive. If somebody we care about is hurt, we care. If you say something that strikes us wrong, we care. When a woman tells you she doesn’t care, she cares! Women care. Really, we do. We care a lot. About everything. We don’t like to see suffering or hurt. We like it less if we have contributed to it. And even less if we see an underdog being picked on. We rally together. Often against each other. But its not so much out of hate, at the core. Its out of misunderstandings, mistakes, and sensitivity.

Women are nurturing. We will spend a long long time, willing to give our all for something we believe in. We love to know that our little efforts lend themselves to a greater cause. We love to be a part of a village. We are all very well aware that we are stronger with friends and family. Nurturing comes naturally.

When you see the quote “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” remember all of the above. It is not because a woman is crazy, or mean, or a bitch. Its because she is passionate, sensitive, strong and above all else human.


  1. Angel
    Jan 10, 2012

    Here, here! As I grow older, I’m learning to appreciate my womanhood. We keep things going in our home. I think God also gave us passion so that we can do the “hard things” and do them in a way that appears to be effortless. We fill in the blanks in the lives of those we love. Thanks for celebrating us.

    • VSGmom
      Jan 10, 2012

      I think we often sell ourselves short. I think we sell each other short. How can we misunderstand each other and ourselves so much, when its all really so natural. We are passionate. <3

  2. Ann Bledsoe
    Jan 10, 2012

    I do hope you are writing a book, you have such a talent with words and get your point across with such are able to move peoples emotions..I could go on and on, whether its about your family or your personal struggles or bureaucratic bullshit you are right on point !!! Am sure you have a bestseller in there somewhere…

  3. tz
    Jan 12, 2012

    I was just thinking how lucky I am to be surrounded by some amazing women. I met with my boss and my mentor for my master’s project and realized how supportive and passionate she is about nursing and health promotion. How interested she is in professional development of the nurses under her. I then had an interview with a woman who was direct, energetic and passionate about how to make a difference in the lives of children. Loved this post, it’s a good reminder of how strong we are and how much we can accomplish. Thanks (oh and I agree with the other poster, you do have a great way with words).
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