Courageous Sister Girl

You are strong! You are smart! You are beautiful! You can do hard things! Each morning before my girls exit the truck to go into school I affirm them with these words. They are reminded of who they are and what they are capable of. Why is that necessary every single day? Well there is so much self sabotaging that infiltrates the brain. I figured it makes sense to be the loudest voice in their heads. I figured if I plant these seeds, relentlessly they will begin to wander, why does she say this everyday? This must be true. Let me allow myself the opportunity to attempt what is more challenging and if I fail, at least I know I can do hard things so let me reset, refocus and reattempt. As a result of what is being planted, the seeds take root and in season a beautiful bloom sprouts.

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”
Margaret Thatcher

During this month that has been set aside as Women’s Suffrage Month, I recall a roll call of beautiful souls who have been or are “noisey” women in our society, meaning they are making strides in their leadership, careers, relationships, parenting, and community; Cicely Tyson, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Shirley Chisholm, Marcia Fudge, Stacey Abrams, Nina Simone, Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, Gabrielle Douglas, Simone Biles, Venus and Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, Laura Bush, Martha Dennis, Gloria Powell, Jennifer Dennis, Mary Payne, Melody Clark, Yvette Hughes, Helen Pruitt, Donna Doss, Rolandria Fields, Natalie Ezell, Candy Caster, Candace Kinley, Candice Miller, Courtney Cook, Kimberly Davis, Kimberly Johnson, Jessica Reed, Dr. Rutha Carr, Dr. Gwendolyn Neal, Janell Hankerson, Earlean Lyons, Pamela Helton, Jennifer Guerra, Mary Katherine Stout, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Jessica Ruffin, Tikeila Rucker, Tamera Whitelow-Watkins, Erin Do, Angela Christian, Gina Jones, Jackqueline Adams, Monecia Caston, Mary Farmer, Harmony Harlmon, Velinda Humphreys, LaToya Hughes, Lakeicha Coleman, Tamika Chatman, Forrestine Covington, Latishia Bowden, Catina Jackson, Gloria Cage, Valerie Orr, Teairra Hunter, Bridget Crutchfield, all of the incredible women of Brown Missionary Baptist Church, all of my St. Mary’s School mommy sister girlfriends, and all of my Devastating Sisters of the best sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

During my reflection I recognized the common thread among these ladies. The spirit of self love and compassion for others, whether exuded both qualities or either of the two, these trailblazing women are undoubtedly fierce, fabulous and the blueprint to keep in your pocket while building your life. Throughout decades, women have been overlooked in the workforce, overworked in the home, undervalued within society. Needless to say, a unified voice, perseverance and persistence has changed the trajectory of a woman’s ability to become the CEO of a company or her own company. Women, today are SHEros found maintaining a home, rearing children, loving her husband, involving herself within the ministry and the community, fighting injustices, leading in board meetings, starting businesses, and caring for herself gracefully, simultaneously.

-Margaret Thatcher, She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office.

Oftentimes, I have asked the question, “How does she do it all?” She does it all with style and grace. She does it all willingly and valiantly. She does it all with purpose in her heart and drive in her soul. Personally, I believe, if it is to be done, make sure there is a courageous sister girl on the team. She is focus. She is bold. She is driven. She is control. She is powerful. She is delicate. She is precious. She is necessary. She is grit. She is grace. She is faith. She is taking care of herself all while doing so. So much love to all of the Women in the world. You are strong! You are smart! You are beautiful! You can do hard things!

Published by thedynasty1

I am Rekeshia S. Hudson, a loving mother to two daughters, a determined, lover of God, a world changer living a proposed driven life. My profession serves as a Recruiter within the Financial Services Industry where I recruit, license, develop and train leadership to assist families in the middle income market to establish financial game plans. I am a magnet for positivity, progression, peace and happiness.

10 thoughts on “Courageous Sister Girl

  1. Rekeisha, thank you for a good read. I feel honored to be mentioned in your blog among great women. I applaud you on all that you are doing while pushing to face each new tomorrow. Your strength is contagious. Your testimony will bless a multitude of women. Continue to be your beautiful and awesome self!

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  2. You’ve done it again sister! What an uplifting message and an absolute honor to be mentioned amongst such dignified women. I feel empowered and please keep these coming. You know I admire you.

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  3. This brought tears to my eyes. To know that I am in your eyes thought of as a “courageous sister girl” amongst those listed is such an honor for me! I have watched you grow from a beautiful little shy girl into a beautiful, smart, fierce lady, wife, Mother and awesome woman of God! I’m so in awe of how you have flourished even in the midst of your pain! We need more Sisters like you to continue to lift each of us up in a time when so many try to discourage others. Self love and love for each other is what will always make the Courageous Sister Girl flourish even during the most trying times. I love you infinitely….keep climbing, keep shining and most of all keep loving ❤

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    1. Thank you so much auntie. That which comes from the heart reaches the heart. I’m trying my best to concern myself with the matters of the heart. I love you so much!

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  4. Gosh! I could read and reread this! Such an uplifting message. Women affirming women. I love you to pieces. Now let me share this to bless others as I’ve been blessed!

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  5. As always I’ll continue to stand on the sidelines and catch you before you fall. That’s what aunties do. I love you. ❤Keep soaring. I’m proud of you.

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