Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. - Proverbs 31:10
Something I consider as an extreme blessing in my life is to be a woman as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Personally, I have always felt that I have been taught that I have value and worth that is individual and unique. I have been taught about women of integrity, faith, and virtue such as Ruth, Miriam, Esther, Mary, the woman with the issue of blood, Sariah, Abish, and Emma Smith. Each story has taught me that woman can make a difference. Each story has strengthened me through different trials. Each story has confirmed to me that my role as a woman is equal to any role that a man holds.
I find it beautiful that where men are hard, I am soft. I'm grateful that I'm tender. I'm glad that I'm sensitive. I love that by simply holding a child I can experience a cleansing and purifying feeling of peace. I relish the thought that I can comfort and counsel with my husband as an equal. I look forward to the day that I can use my intellect and my talents to raise up cute little children with blue eyes (and maybe freckles).
I recognize that other women may feel differently.
But for me, I am glad that I am a woman.