Women…Special Creations


I cannot believe how fast the days go by. About the time I think I will sit down and write a post, the day is gone and a new one has started. I am not sure, but that may have something to do with age.

Today I got to sit and rest. (It is Mother’s Day after all.) We had an awesome Mother’s Day message in church this morning and it made me reflect on how blessed I am to know so many great women.received_12067976928340321528788078.jpeg

Among those women; I put my Mom and my Mom in law. These women have given so much of their life for their families. They have paved the way for their children to raise families of their own….families that thrive. I am so grateful to these two women and their sacrifices.


screenshot_2019-05-05-20-09-54-1637973479.pngI am also grateful for the other women in my life. My sisters, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law and my sisters of the heart. These women make life wonderful. They love me, they laugh and cry with me, and they hold me accountable for what I say and do. I cannot imagine life without these women.

On this day that honors Mothers….let’s honor all women. Let’s remember that we are women. We were not made to be men or be like men. We were created to be exactly who we are and we are wonderful creations.

Men may not understand us and that is okay….personally I don’t always understand men and I am married to one and raised three more!

This weekend gals…let’s be comfortable in our own skins. Let’s not try to be someone else or fit their ideals. Let’s be grateful for the gifts we have been given and not worry that we do not have someone else’s gift. Let’s realize that we are enough. We have always been enough and we will always be enough. We were created as Enough!!

I hope you had a blessed day today. I hope you had a chance to celebrate a mom, a wife, a daughter, sister, a woman in your life. I pray you have been enriched knowing those special women who make life good.

Please feel free to leave a message about that special woman in your life. I would love to hear about them.

“When your mother asks,
“Do you want a piece of advice?”
it’s a mere formality.
It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no.
You’re going to get it anyway.”

― Erma Bombeck

14 thoughts on “Women…Special Creations

  1. Maureen Helen says:

    As always, your post has hit the spot for me this morning in Australia. I needed to be reminded that I am enough. That at over eighty I no longer need to be and do the things that came easily once. Thank you.

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      You are so welcome Maureen. For some reason this entire week my brain has been pondering the fact I am enough….maybe because most of the time I don’t feel like I am. Once I started writing the post it just kind of wandered over that direction. I really believe God nudges blog posts in certain directions!


  2. ruthsoaper says:

    A great message Faye. Like you I have been blessed with many great women in my life. Both my mom and mother-in-law have passed away and on Mother’s Day there is always that void. I have Aunt’s and sisters and daughters and friends and for each one I am grateful.

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      My mom just turned 85 and my mother in law will be 86 late this summer. My folks are still in their own home which is a real blessing. Having the in laws in a nursing home is hard when we know they would love to be in their own home but physically cannot be.
      I know exactly what you mean about being grateful for those Aunts, sisters, daughters and friends!

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  3. Lisa@LismorePaper says:

    Such an empowering and beautiful message Faye! I have been blessed with so many inspirational women in my life. My mother is my rock and best friend. My daughter who is an amazing human…How did I get so lucky and so many friends and colleagues that make me better every day. Thank you for always being a positive light. Happy Mothers Day!!

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Thank you so much Lisa! My mom is kind of like the energizer bunny. She just turned 85 but doesn’t look or act like it. She and my dad go to the local nursing home every Friday to play Bingo with the residents….many of those residents are there long time friends.
      Happy Mother’s Day to you also!


  4. tinaor says:

    What a lovely post. I enjoyed reading about the special women in your life – and loved your comment about not always understanding men, being married to one and raising three. I too am outnumbered by men in my house and I sure don’t understand them mostly ! It wasn’t Mother’s Day here in the UK over the weekend but I read about friends’ celebrations overseas. I wish my own Mother’s Day have been celebrated as well as theirs and yours. Mine, earlier in the year here, was as flat as a pancake, with a husband who doesn’t say much about the day, even to his own Mother and a son who was away and contacted me late in the day and sent a card which arrived several days late (think it was all an afterthought personally). Grrr, moan over! So glad others enjoyed their special days. x

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I have to say I did laugh about your comment on your day being flat. Flat is how my typical Mother’s day is with a husband and three sons. This past year I gained a daughter in law who celebrates everything….including me! My husband sounds exactly like yours and so do my sons. It has made me extremely grateful for my three daughter-in-laws.


  5. peggyjoan42 says:

    Ah – such a nice post Faye. We are women and that is just what we are. Like you I do not understand men. Ha My mother has been gone for 17 years, but the lessons she taught me are still in my mind to remind me what a great mother she was. My mother-in-law has been gone for a long time, but she was a precious lady and a second mother to me. Have a happy day Faye.

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      • peggyjoan42 says:

        Ha – I had not thought of the boredom angle on men and women understanding each other. Perhaps that is the answer. Thanks for the good laugh I had over that one Faye. Ha Ha


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