Dear God: Thank You for Creating Women

valdeen shears
Posted December 19, 2019 from Trinidad and Tobago

Letter to The Creator

Dear Supreme Being,

I want to say Thank You for making me a Woman.

And not just a woman, but the woman I am, in spite of all my upheavals, my experiences, both negative and overwhelmingly positive.

I want to say a truly heartfelt Thank You, a resounding :"I am so grateful" for embedding in me a light that comes from the knowledge that I have a source of hope, that no abuser, no dysfunction, no poverty, no ills can ever dim or extinguish.

It's the glue that held me together when I was breaking into a thousand pieces unknowing to most.

I am thankful everyday for having been born a woman, for having been blessed to witness first hand and from distances, the strength of womankind. Our ability to weather storms, cry internally, battle for ourselves, our children, our communities, our causes and our countries.

Our resilience and innate courage to face issues that are often death defying, whether its abuse, political uprising, war, failed marriages, troubled children and the lists goes on.

I don't have to tell You why I am smiling. You know!

Remember I wished once I was a man.

Only when I wanted to be able to hit HIM back. But then I remembered if I were a man, I could not have borne my seven children, who were after You, God,  my foremost reasons for remaining in survival mode.

You gave them to me to safeguard. You chose to bless my womb when I was told that I had polycystic ovaries and may not have children.

Me!!

So I knew even in the midst of all my chaos that I had a divine purpose. I thank You, God for giving women wisdom.

It's that wisdom I pray You harness in me to keep me and guide me on my journey moving into 2020.

Help me to keep my light shining like a beacon of hope for others who are still suffering in silence.

And God, help me find favor with those who hold the key to making truly significant changes  wherever You would have me go. Bless  The ABA Movement (All for Bracelet Alerts) so that it may become the vehicle for legislative change to truly empower the abused and offer a first line of defence for victims of gender based and domestic violence.

The ABA Movement intends to see it made MANDATORY, in legislation, the implementation of GPS Tracking devices for abusers, a corresponding App alert for victims/survivors and rehabilitative counseling as a condition of bail. 

-I pray You send like-minded support and supporters.

Thank You God, as you continue to change our women into advocates.

 Oh God, give voices to those that lost their identities and voices to abuse, not only on a podium, but in governance and legislature.

Humbly Yours,

Valdeen Shears

No longer a victim, but Determined Advocate for The ABA Movement 

PS: Can you please tell those in agreement with this cause to email [email protected] and offer their online support. I ask that you move hearts and minds to recognize that this will save lives.

This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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Anita Shrestha
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

great to share,be continue

Wusufor
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Dear Valdeen,
How are you doing? What a great prayer and citation to our creator. I think I have to do this once in a while haha :-).
List your many blessings and thank God for them. Doing this will help us not to focus on our failures.
Thanks very much for making my day. Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you.
Hugs :-)

Jill Langhus
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hi Valdeen,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your post of gratitude. Surely even more blessings will come to you when you live in a place of gratitude:-) Good luck again on your bracelet initiative.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hello, dear Valdeen,

Wow, what a lovely prayer of gratitude! Thank you for sharing this with us.

lizzymark
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Yes sis,women are a great gift to this planet.God saw it all when He said it is not good for a man to be alone. Beautifully said thanks for shearing.

Akshaya9
Dec 22, 2019
Dec 22, 2019

Hi Valdeen,
Thank you for sharing your prayer of gratitude. Hope you doing fine.

Best Regards!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Dear Valdeen,
Thank you so much for your post. It is a reminder to all of us that we have to always be grateful for the little things in life. I am also grateful that I am a woman as well. Women are very gifted creatures. The strength that we have in us is enormous and we should never forget that.
Thank you once again and have a merry xmas and a happy new year.

Beth Lacey
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Good luck with the movement

Millynairi
Dec 27, 2019
Dec 27, 2019

Dear Valdeen,
That's a great prayer. It pleases our father in heaven when we go before him with hearts full of gratitude. Thanks for sharing.

Millie

Paulina Nayra
Dec 28, 2019
Dec 28, 2019

Dear Valdeen,
I join you in thanking our Creator for coming up with a Woman, mylti-tlented, multi-skilled, brave and strong enough to hold half the sky. I also wish the ABA Movement success. May you continue to be energized to support the global sisterhood in every way possible. Hugggs.