I am thinking of all the women who have supported me in my life. All the women who allowed me to be vulnerable, who allowed me to cry and held me in their arms. All the women who listened. All the women who, despite their own life turmoils, have been there for me. I am thinking of all the women who gave me a kick in the behind when I needed it. All the women who told me ‘be strong, you can do this’. All the women who have been loving and caring and yet so STRONG.
In turn, I strive to be that woman. I strive to be there for the women in my life. Because, really, we are all in this together. We are amazing humans and we must love one another. Support one another. Understand one another. Be good to one another.
Yesterday, my girlfriend sent me a powerful message by Brittany Latham which left me crying, as I could relate to it so much. But really, any woman out there can relate to it in some form.
So today, I share it with you. And I send YOU my support and love. You are amazing. You are loved. You are a SUPERHERO! You are a woman!
For the woman whose husband makes an “extra stop” after work every evening.
For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy nobody knew about.
For the woman who leads from the front even though she’s lost inside.
For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because she’s been awake for a straight week with a sick child.
For the single mum who doesn’t know how the utilities will stay on this month.
For the woman who has gone through 2 IVF’s and tried for five years without success but still shows up to every baby shower for her friends.
For the woman who still hasn’t forgiven herself for the abortion she had 20 years ago.
For the woman who has a line of judging eyes at her and her children as she counts out coins and puts something back at the supermarket.
For the woman that opens the door to the news of her husband being killed overseas three weeks before he was to return home.
For the woman that lives with anxiety because nobody understands what she could possibly be stressed about.
For the woman that gives to her family all day- everyday and just.needs.a.break.
For the woman that smiles at strangers all day in public- but weeps silently every night.
For the woman who has wanted to end it all but found strength to carry on.
For the woman that heard the rumor about herself today.
For the woman sleeping next to a stranger every night.
For the woman whose genetics will never allow her to look like the ones in magazines.
For the woman that endures one broken relationship after another because there was no father around to teach her what love looks like.
For the woman raising a fatherless daughter and praying that history doesn’t repeat itself.
For the woman who loves with all her heart who’s desperate to be loved.
For every single woman that cries in the shower so nobody else can see. Because if you aren’t strong-nobody is.
Just because the water washes your tears doesn’t mean you don’t cry. Just because you cry doesn’t mean you’re not strong enough to handle it.
I am you. I see you. I am with you, I cry with you. I love you.
Author: Brittany Latham