Wow! What a weekend?!
I have been so wrong! (How many of you have been waiting to hear that?)
I really do like hangin' out with women!
I have always said that I'd rather hang out with the guys, and in some respects that is true. I enjoy the lighthearted banter and the ability to eat freely in front of each other! I know I have been part of my share, but I really just hate "women drama." Know what I mean?
But this weekend I had the amazing opportunity to take part in a women's conference (those two words had haunted me all week), and I hope I will never be the same.
Angela Thomas, author of Do You Think I'm Beautiful?, was the main speaker, and she was really good. I definitely had my eyes opened to how God is trying to love on me through my husband and how often I shun that love. But the really amazing thing was to see all the women there who externally seemed to have it all together, but internally have cracks, imperfections and just plain ol' nasty just like I do. How quick we are to judge and how encouraging it was to open up to each other!
I think that so many times as women we are so protective over the areas of our insecurity that we will attack anyone who appears to have that area "together." It just makes us feel better. Oh, if we can ever get to the point where we just understand we are all dealing with something and put down our defenses.
I am so absolutely "in love" with the incredible women I got to know better and knocked on my butt as to how much I really do need other women around me. Thank you to all of you who have been ever faithful friends through the years--you amaze and bless me beyond belief. And to those who I am just getting to know or will know in the future...wow!