Man! I feel like a woman and I'm proud of it!
Some of you are probably wondering, what brought this on?
Or, I only read this blog to get updates on David, not to hear Lindsay's random ramblings.
Well....sorry to disappoint.
I will summarize David in just one sentence today: He's alive and kicking! Still waiting for lungs.
Code for: no new updates.
So now back to the title.
Lately I've become SO grateful for the chance that I have to be a woman in the gospel and in the world today.
I read an article online the other day that talked about how women in the workplace are starting to get very offended, and are starting to think its sexist for men to offer to open doors, or for men to help carry something that looks heavy, etc. etc. etc.
Women get offended by that!!!
Reason #11947583918364 that the dating world is messed up these days.
Women are trying to be too much like men.
While we are taught in the gospel that men are not superior to women, and visa-versa,
We have different roles, and society is trying to blur those lines too much these days.
The true meaning of being a woman in the world today is often degraded and has turned into a very masculine role in my mind.
I think that as a woman in the church it is partly my responsibility to help others know what an individual, sacred, and important role/responsibility we have to be women of faith, virtue, feminism, honesty, and morality.
To build up those around us.
To lift and to serve.
To bless the lives of every person we come in contact with.
And most importantly, to cherish the opportunity we have to be women.
It is hard to find a woman like that these days.
And I believe that a woman can have those values and still stand out as a major force for good not only in the church and home, but in society and in the workplace.
I am grateful for the Relief Society.
I'm grateful for the truths of the gospel that help me realize how much strength I have to make a difference.
I am amazed and honored at the responsibility that the Lord has placed on me to be an example of faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, and humility.
I can't do it without him.
And I can't do it without the help of worthy men serving as priesthood leaders, and my future husband.
feel free to open my door,
and feel free to help me carry things.
I admire that.