Embracing My Womanhood

Have you heard of Jazz, the transgender boy/girl that is getting a show on TLC?  Jazz was born a boy and at a very young age with parental support has been transitioning to being a girl. I feel very sorry for this child. She is feeling rejected by boys because she is transgender.  I wonder if Jazz’s parents ever celebrated the gender he was born with. I believe we need to celebrate what God has created us to be.  Men and women are very different. Women are more than boobs, hormones, long hair, and make up.

God created us.  “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalms 139:13 I believe God was in the process of creating our gender because he was there knitting us together from the moment the sperm entered the egg. I believe he created a girl that would turn into a woman when he knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Embracing My Womanhood

Since God created me a woman, my response is to praise Him.  “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 If I decided I would rather be a man, than I am denying that what God has created was good. In praising God for making me a woman I need to be embracing my womanhood.

I need to know how to modestly enhance my beauty. God gave me curves, beautiful hair, and a gorgeous smile. I need to be confident in what God has given me. Wearing bulky clothes hides my beauty. Keeping a frown face hides my beauty. Slouching hides my beauty. You don’t need to be conceited, but you should feel a confidence that God made you and because of that you are to shine!

I need to know that I  can be as feminine or masculine as I’d like and still be a woman. I can fix a car if I want to, I can mow the lawn, I can work outside the home. I can do all these things if I want and I am still a woman. I can also choose to be happy with just being a stay at home wife. I can be happy cooking and cleaning. Things I do or enjoy do not define the gender God gave me.

I need to know that women have a special job as mothers. Even though I have infertility I still have a natural mothering tendency. My desire to mother is much stronger than my husband’s. God gave women a special job when he chose women to be the bearers of life and care taker of children.

I think it is important for parents to celebrate the gender God gave their child. Maybe if Jazz’s parent’s celebrated his boyhood when he was little, he wouldn’t want to be a she.

What is something you do to show that you are embracing your womanhood?