Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Courage to be Seen

"Two are better than one, for when one is down, the other will lift her up." Ecclesiastes

The first day I went for riding lessons (terrified), the instructor (using the word loosely to describe a young woman who loves horses), introduced me to them (the horses). If you got through that first sentence, we are on our way! One thing that struck me was the fact that horses have buddies, bff's. Seriously. They had to separate one horse so I could ride her buddy.

 The painted words of a sister artist linger in my spirit. 
I am lonely.
How well I remember feeling like that most of the time when my children were toddlers. Mu husband worked two jobs; we only had the one car and I was lonely. I would wait until my neighbor came home from work and had time to settle in, then walk across the yard to have coffee with her, toddlers and all. The welcome mat was always in place.

Women need each other, face to face, blog to blog if that is the only way in this season of your life.

"sharing ourselves- our true, messy, vulnerable selves- requires incredible courage." Susannah Conway

Praying each of you will have the courage to take a tiny step in the direction of sharing your gorgeous, messy, unique self today. Not only do you need someone, we need you.


Anonymous said...

I can't imagine not having my women friends at this stage of my life! They just fill me up! Beautiful post!

Anonymous said...

Popping in from August break. Really like your blog and your honest thoughts and perspective.