Who says a girl can’t be girlie and still have grit?
I like my heels and my boots.
I like my flowers and my jeans.
I like getting down in the dirt, and I like taking a shower afterwards.
I bring tad-poles home for my boys, and I teach them how to wear ties for church.
Yes, I really do have tad-poles in a bucket in my house.
I like boys who can imagine that they’re David fighting Goliath, brandishing sticks and garbage can lids as shields. I also like boys who say “Please” and “Thank you!” and who know how to pick flowers for their Momma!
I like reading a book to “chill”, but I also can shovel 17 wheelbarrows of mulch in one day while five months pregnant!
I like getting a pedicure before giving birth, but I also can endure Pitocin and deliver a baby sans pain-killers or meds.!
I like wearing girlie colors and dressing up, but I am not afraid of sweats and my husband’s T-shirts when I have a painting job to do.
I am not afraid to plant a garden while 9 months pregnant and in 90+ degree weather, but I love my A/C too.
I am not afraid or ashamed to be girlie and to have grit too! I believe that God designed women to enjoy beautiful things, to be sweet and gentle. I also think He designed women to have grit, creativity, perseverance, and fortitude too. I think it’s okay to have the “girlie” with the grit. I am thankful that God designed me the way He did!