Because it’s women’s history month and we are celebrating all month long. This is one of my favorite writings as I reflect on the life of a First Lady! Remember, she is a not a superhero, but a woman too. To every First Lady that I may know or not know, I salute you today! I see you friend, keep doing what you are doing!
There so many things your First Lady deals with that she will never be comfortable sharing with you. If she divulged her feelings with you, you probably couldn’t handle them anyway. Before you judge her, realize that she is a woman just like you; before your judge her, realize that she has feelings just like you; before you judge her, realize that there are days when she doesn’t feel like being present, but shows up for every Bible Study, church service and church event with a smile; before you judge her, realize that her kids are just like yours, so please don’t expect them to do more than your kids do and don’t expect their behavior to always be perfect; before you judge her, realize that she is only one person and it is humanly impossible to check on the needs of every member of the church; before you judge her, realize that her life is on public display voluntarily and involuntarily; before you judge her, realize that she is dealing with life just like you; before your judge her, realize that she is somebody’s wife; mother; daughter, sister, auntie, cousin who has to balance it all; before you judge her, hold her hand and pray with her instead of preying on her; before you judge, realize that she has to share her husband with so many people; before you judge her, please remember that she is making sure her house is in order while her husband is visiting the sick and incarcerated; answering the calls of members and leadership all while preparing for church service and Bible study.
So, before you say First Lady is acting different, maybe First Lady is tired; before you say First Lady hasn’t called me, maybe you should check on her; before you say First Lady should do ministry this way, have you every shared your ideas instead of talking about it with your friend circle. Your First Lady is human and has a heart for the people whom her husband pastors! So, the next time you think of her, say a quick prayer for her. Her greatest blessing is knowing that someone thinks enough of her to pray for her. Pray for your First Lady! From one First Lady to another, I see you and you are not walking this journey alone. Always remember that you are loved! Until Friday……Lady T
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