(ThySistas.com) As women, we take on so many different roles in life. We start out as daughters, but each of our individual journeys can take different paths. Some of these paths lead us to be a girlfriend, fiancé or wife, sometimes then a Mom and grandparent too. We try to be as saintly as we can and make a difference in both our family and community. And stay in good health as we do it.
We’re also a friend to many throughout our lives. With so much responsibility, it’s sometimes hard to know what kind of person to be in each situation. You want to be the best you can be, but it can be
Being a daughter can often mean that you wear many hats. As a child, you try to make your parents proud. As an adult, you think less about what your parents can do for you, and more about what you can do for them. Sometimes, you’re a friend, an advisor and you even become a caregiver. If you bring your parents into your home, it can make that job easier, but a parent with pride may not take to the idea too well. Suggesting an elegant independent living situation might be a better solution for a parent that likes their space and to be able to socialise.
A wife’s duties can be as little or as large as a partnership want them to be. Depending on your values, preferences and personality, you may take on a range of different roles. To the best version of yourself as a wife, think of yourself as a husband. How would you like to be treated? What would you want from a wife? By seeing yourself through the eyes of others, you can often pull out areas that need improvement. Being a loving, caring and supportive partner can be such a rewarding experience, but it’s also an endless journey of self-improvement.
As a Mom, your work never stops. It’s a beautiful blessing to have, but it can also take a tremendous amount of patience and prayer. One of the best ways to continuously improve as a Mom is to reflect on your childhood. What parts of your Mother or parent figure stand out to you as good, wholesome and efficient. If you’re a stern parent, being able to show love and affection can make a difference. And if you’re very relaxed, other areas of life can continue to nurture discipline in your children, such as sports.
As well as the responsibilities you have within your family unit, you can also hold a very important position in life. Being a good person, friend and member of the community can be hard to keep up, along with family commitments. But your efforts in other areas of life regularly feed into family roles. By nurturing your faith, caring for your community and being a good Samaritan throughout your life, you’re learning skills that aid you as a daughter, wife and mom.
Staff Writer; Kiana Carson