Women are the glue that holds families and nations together during conflict, and they are the ones who pick up the pieces after the cameras are gone.
I read that saying over the weekend, and it has caused me to stop and think.
Women really are the glue. As women we can be anything that we want to be. We can get a big fancy degree or we can be the soccer mom. Neither job is more important then the other.
As women in the United States the sky is the limit for us. We are very blessed to have the modern items such as a dish washer, t.v. and even running water. But what about women around the world?
I wonder what it would be like to be a women living in Iraq. As moms I am sure that they want the same things that we want for our children, yet they have so many more struggles. Do these women lay down at night with a weapon, just so they can protect their children? What do they do when the males in their lives are killed? After all these women cannot do anything without a male taking them around. How many of these women go to bed hungry? The questions are endless for me, and yet as a mom and I wife I can only imagine what their life must be like.
I am sure that these women are the glue. I do know that these women are very hard workers, and that most of them do not have a basic education, and yet they move on doing the best they can for their families.
If all of the women all over the world did something for another women could we change the world? If we bought some food for a single mom who is struggling would that a make a difference? Well it would make a difference to her.
Do we as women need to go to a foreign country to make a difference or can we start by making a difference right where we are? My questions are endless and yet their seems to be not clear cut answers.
I do know that in my own life, I am the glue that hold this family together. I do know that I do not live in a war torn country. I do know that I am blessed to be living in this great land. Most of all I know that we all need to get off our asses and start changing the lives of women in our own communities.
If all of us would united then we could change the world.