The Beauty in Being a Woman

As a teenager I would constantly say that being a woman sucked.

I was always complaining about having a period, that men could just roll out of bed and look fine whereas we have to get ready, we’re expected to be practically hairless on our body and be super thin in order to fit in with what the magazines showed us.

Now, all I can say is gosh I was wrong. Being a woman is amazing.

Being pregnant has changed my viewpoint in so many ways. God designed our bodies in such an incredible way that I’m constantly finding myself left in awe. God made us life-bearers. Thanks to that period I used to complain so much about is the reason why we can bring children into the world. How amazing is that?

I remember feeling baby kick for the first time. I was around 21 weeks (I have an anterior placenta so that’s why it was sort of late) and I just couldn’t fall asleep one night. I was tossing and turning for probably an hour when suddenly I felt this strong kick on my left side. A huge smile came across my face and I thought to myself, ‘it was so worth being up for that hour just so I could feel that.’ And I immediately fell asleep afterwards.

The ability to feel your baby kick and move around inside your belly is, in my opinion, a blessing. It’s such a beautiful experience that I can’t even put it into words. It’s so special and something that men will never get to experience. I spent so many years saying men had it better than women. They don’t. Sure, women have to experience a lot of aches and pains throughout a pregnancy but every symptom is worth it when you feel your baby kick and see their little limbs jut out from your belly. There’s nothing better and I wouldn’t change it for anything. And although I haven’t experienced childbirth yet, I know that every bit of pain I feel will be so worth it when I’m holding my little one in my arms.

God, thank you for making me a woman. Thank you for designing my body perfectly. Thank you for blessing me with the ability to bring life into the world. I pray for the woman who is struggling to love herself, that you help her to see the beauty in which you created her. It is a blessing to be a daughter of God.

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