Iamd1’s Scribbling Desk

I Am Woman

Posted on: TuesdayMarch1108

I am Woman – giver and sustainer of life. In my warm and fertile womb, I create life and with my innate resources, make it into a human being. The parameters of my life were set from the beginning, for I have the biological equipment for procreation.

I am Woman – Eve of the Genesis. I was created from the rib of Adam. As such, I am of strong stuff built. I am not the temptress of Paradise, the ‘woe-unto-man’ who caused his fall in the eyes of God. If mankind has to sweat and labor for survival, it is by God’s own design. I was merely the instrument used to prod Man to eat from the tree of knowledge so he would learn to live and not just exist on the bounty of Eden. Even then, I knew that there was more to life than just existence. With this wisdom, it became my primordial task to raise the quality of living.

I am Woman – Maganda, the first woman of Filipino legend. I sprung out of a split bamboo trunk together with Malakas, the first man. Together, not one coming after the other. As one, we built our world. I stood beside him as an equal – his lover, helpmate and companion, until I felt the stirrings of life defining my role as a mother. Malakas became protective, his adoration almost reverential – for I carried the fruit of our union. I forged the chain that assured the continuity of our existence. It was, ironically, the chain that would bind me to home and hearth, hampering my search for an identity as a person.

I am Woman – Mother to the child whose destiny I hold in my hands. I am overwhelmed at the Godliness of it all – tasked as I am with the making of Man. It is an awesome responsibility that I can neither ignore nor escape from – for this is the essence of my being. I am a Mother – with every child I conceive and bring out into this world, I am molding the future of the human race. This child will be what I will make of him – the best of our species and most worthy of his place on earth.

To attain this end – I, Woman, willingly give of myself. But mortal as I am, I can only give if I have what it takes to give. So I strive to be better, enriching myself with the wisdom of the ages, exploring facets of my womanhood that I can use to improve the quality of Life. In the process – I discover Myself.

Behold me as I am –

Woman – the future of Mankind.

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1 Response to "I Am Woman"

Excellent post. I am experiencing some of these issues as well..

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