Homemaker: To be a Lady
I woke up this morning with the thought of how being a lady has flown right out of the window. Then got on the phone with a girlfriend of mine to have the same type of discussion. We feel it is no longer the priority of woman to have that certain softness we once had.
I recently received a compliment from a man who said that I looked so soft and gentle. The gentle stood out to me. Would I consider myself to be gentle? Do I have that softness I once had when I was younger? ...The answer would be, NO. But...I would love to be soft and gentle without being a doormat. How does one do that? I am scratching my head trying to figure it out.
I think Phylicia Rashaad (Clare) does this well on the Cosby Show. She portrays to be a soft, but strong woman. Also, Dixie Carter (Julia Sugar Baker) on Designing Woman. Of course they are acting, but can we start acting until the heart catches up?
I am working on this, as I want to show my girls the best example of a proper lady. It is going to be hard, but I know I can do this. It may not be heels and evening gowns while I am baking, but pretty darn close to it.