I knew a girl
who was a pawn in the game of chess between her divorced parents
who defined herself by the labels that others apply
who saught solace in physical pain because emotional pain hurts too much
who cried alone because she believes tears are a sign of weakness
who was afraid of being a girl because she thinks that they are not strong
who was happy when her parents divorced because she thought the fighting would stop
who is confused because the people who are supposed to love and accept her unconditionally simply don’t seem to know what acceptance and unconditional mean.
who defines her sexuality out of fear but is afraid to admit that.
who seeks attention
who loves her little brothers and keeps herself a slave to her fathers tyranny
so that she can continue to be a part of their life.
who has no idea of the power she possess to control her own life
who wants out of the circle of chaos but feels trapped inside of it
who does not realize that this chaos is temporary
who is seeking a life in Christ but all of THIS keeps flying at her
I know a young woman who does not realize that she is no longer a little girl and that her life and future are hers to determine.
I know a young woman
who is smart
who is beautiful
who is strong
who is loved
who wants to be happy
Who matters to God and I hope that some day she realizes that her value and worth come from Him and that He decided that she was worth the cost of His son.
I know a young woman who is priceless
6 thoughts on “Priceless”
Most of this could as well have been used to describe my life.
Amanda, the important part of it is accepting the ending of the post. This is a pretty old post….wondering how you came to find it.
I… have been trying to. And I guess your post is a big help with that. I have added it to my favorites and will probably be reading it a lot to try and… absorb it.
I found your blog through the link you left at Makes Me Think – since I somehow related to the MMT post under which you posted it, and have been going through it for something around two hours…
Amanda, I am glad that the post is helpful to you. You DO matter to God. Is there something specific you are searching for?
Thank you so much…
And no, there isn’t. I just like both the way you write and the things you write about, so I’m just enjoying it. Plus… I have to admit it gives me some sort of comfort to read what you write about your family.
Well, I am so glad that you are enjoying it and you are finding comfort. Feel free to comment any time. Thanks for letting me know that you are reading.