I just read an article by Jen Hatmaker. She is my favorite women’s speaker and author. She’s funny and real. She’s not afraid to tell you about the crap in her life and how’s she’s dealing with it.
She recently posted about a weekend away with her “people.” She called them her lifters. I loved that.
I have at times talked about arm holders. Just like Moses in the Bible. When he was too weary to hold him arms up, Aaron and Hur stood beside him and held them up for him.
Lifters are the same.
I’ve been blessed with lifters and I will continue to be a lifter for as long as God allows me to be.
As we woke this morning, Steve is feverish and sick. He is not often sick. He always cares for everyone else but today, I will care for him. Not just the regular day of care. Laundry, dinner and a kiss goodbye as he leaves for work. Today I will be his lifter.
These are my people.
Women need other women and I have been lucky enough to find these two. They are my lifters and I am theirs.
Women go through crap too. They struggle with fear and anxiety. They have moments of “what am I going to do now.” They will travel through tough times. We all have family and our families are amazing. However to have the presence of your lifters, moments that you can laugh even though life is hard, is a gift I cannot explain. This week I will be a lifter. Details are not necessary but just know that when you have people, sometimes they need you and sometimes you need them. It goes both ways and can never be one sided.
God has blessed me with an amazing family and my lifters.
I am forever grateful.
I gotta go put on my nurse uniform today:)