Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Lady: Mine

My name is Nathan. I am a feminist.

There. I said it.

But feminism may not be what you think it is. It's not about man-bashing to make women stronger; it's about acknowledging and appreciating the strength women already have. Or, at least, thats what I read on a really cool meme once... Either way, God has enriched my life with some incredible women. Their immeasurable and often unacknowledged influence has shaped who I am and aspire to be.

In honor and appreciation of these women, and of all women who breathe life into those around them, I'm writing a series of posts called "This Lady." I hope to inspire a few moments of mindful gratitude to whomever stumbles across my virtual chicken scratches.

So, for the second installment of this series, allow me to introduce you to <insert drum roll here> my wife!

Is she hot? Hella.
Is she my glue? Absolutely!

But rather than describe her beauty or her uncanny ability to coral this man-child she calls husband (I'm still convinced she accepted my proposal as an act of charity), I want to take just a second to acknowledge who she is beyond her role as my wife.

This woman is BOSS. She's built her career as a stylist with excellent skill and service, impeccable business savvy, and an upstanding character. Her success and reviews speak for themselves, but she does much more than just make people feel pretty. Each year for Christmas and her birthday, the cards and gifts pour in and make a tangible statement for the impact she has. If you need someone in your corner - whether you're suffering a loss or rejoicing for an answered prayer - she's your woman. She is with you in the moment, ready to call you "Darlin'," hand you a glass of wine, and have a good chat. But if you come to her with a problem, don't just expect head-nods and "uh hum"s. She's a problem solver, passionate to help others stuck in a rut.

She is strong and grounded in faith, and about as genuine as it gets. As an animal advocate, champion for women's rights, ferociously loving and fiercely loyal; there's a lot to be said about her - too much for just one short post.

She is so many things. But with much love, and certainly most archaically, I'm glad to call her mine.

Read the 1st Installment HERE.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Nathan, what a great testimony to your beautiful wife and my dear friend. God's annointed following the Spirit where he leads. She is a courageous young woman who always stands her ground, but has her arms open in love. I'm truly blessed to have her as my friend and sister in Christ.❤️