A Woman's Tears

A woman's tears are a way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her loneliness, her grief, and her pride...never her weakness.

A woman's strengths are amazing. She bears hardships, helps carry other's burdens, and can hold happiness and joy for others to share. She has a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart. She takes care of herself when she is sick and will still work an 18 hour day inside and outside of her home. She will work for years without a real vacation or a real day off. She smiles when she wants to scream, sings when she wants to cry, cries when she is happy, and laughs when she is nervous.

A woman fights for what she believes in, stands up to injustice without flinching, and doesn't take no for an answer when she believes there is a better solution. She goes to the doctor with a frightened friend and gives her time unconditionally to a loved one in need.

A woman cries when her children excel and cheers when her friends get awards. She rejoices when she hears of a birth or a wedding and her heart breaks when she hears of a death. She grieves at the loss of a family member and loved ones yet is strong when everyone thinks there is no strength left in her.

A woman knows a hug can help a broken heart and she will drive, fly, or walk to you to show how much she cares. She will email you or send you a card just because she cares about you and thought about you at that moment. She brings joy and hope, she has compassion and ideals, she gives moral support to family and friends. And, she always has something vital to say, even if the tumult around her trys to drown her out.

A woman does all of this and expects nothing in return. Her greatest flaw - she tends to forget her worth, and lets others forget it too.

Proverbs 31 teaches the way of the virtuous woman. It has been pointed out that the way of the virtuous woman is the way of the ecclesia, the way of the Bride of Christ, the way that every sister and brother must live their lives.

People are usually very critical of the very things that make women special. Instead of criticizing, we ought to realize that wisdom is called a woman and her voice can be heard speaking to us wherever we look. (Pro 1:20-33)

Tears References: [ Est 8:3, Psa 39:12, Isa 25:8, Act 20:19, Luk 7:38-44, Lam 2:11 ]

Found by Sister Leslie Morrell