The Woman She Was Made to Be

As I hang up the phone, there is a yearning deep within my soul for more. More than this current pain, more than what life seems to be dealing to her. From the very beginning of our relationship, I have seen a strength in her. A strength willing to do anything for her family, willing to sacrifice herself for the needs of others, and can face countless circumstances that would break the will of many human beings.

She perseveres. She always has. In a season where money was tight, her father passed away unexpectedly, and she suffered a stroke. She carried on. Filled with grace to put one foot in front of the other. She continued living, continued listening to God, and continued loving the world around her. And now—the pain is loud.

The throbs of a broken heart echo in her voice, this pain is not foreign to her, she has felt it before, but this time it cuts deeper hitting her core. She thought this would be different, that he would be different. But countless lies later, here she stands—alone and fighting for hope.

In the midst of sorrow—I want to remind her of the woman God has created her to be. The woman who has seen so much pain, yes, but a woman who has truly known what it means to live. She takes each day and lives it. No matter how large or small the task is at hand. She enters her days with grace.

God has knit a strength into her that everyone sees but her. Creating within her a voice filled with depth, wisdom, discernment, and God believes in her—why? Because she is His child.

With the silence of our ended conversation—I envision a bird being set free from bondage. A woman who is no longer bound by the world and its pain, but a woman set free. Free to dream again. Free to love every person around her. A woman God labels capable, strong, and adored.

As long as it takes, I will not cease to listen to her, pray for her, and carry this torch of the chains being demolished. Because this is who my mother is created to be.

Abi Khavari traveled the world, writing for a non-profit agency in the Middle East. She now lives in Colorado, got married recently, and is starting her Masters of Counseling this spring.

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