September 19, 2009
Let’s all agree that there is no perfect person, but have you ever asked yourself what the perfect woman should be like? I have always known all my life! For myself, I am far from it. However, the more I observe Alaska’s former Governor Sarah Palin, the more I see that she has many of the attributes of the perfect woman.
Aside from her natural beauty, she exudes total confidence in a dignified but somewhat humble manner. She stands for all of the right principles in life and is not afraid of a good fight. She has chosen a ruggedly handsome husband who stands with her in her beliefs, while never losing his own direction. He does not seem at all threatened by her calling of leadership; on the contrary, he is part of the leadership and she would not have it any other way. Without ever having met her, I easily recognize her total love for her family. She makes mistakes and owns them and does not go into denial about what just happened. She moves onto the next thing because life is made up of so many little good and bad things that to dwell on any one could stop her on her path.
Motherhood has made her the strong and appreciative person she is today. When a child is born, a mother and father are born with a new direction and vision for their future. Being a parent can only affect parents in one of two ways: It can suffocate them and bring them to their knees or it will liberate them and make them full of grace, strength and love! Her passion for being a mother shows when she includes her children in everything she does and allows them to confront the cruel world with the faith that they will be strong and safe by her side as they learn the ropes of dealing with imperfect people in a perfect way. Whether their actions are right or wrong, she has no conceit or shame for her children, only forgiveness when they fall and a wink of the eye when they succeed.
She loves her husband, and looks to him as a pillar of strength in her moments of need and is there for him in his. She doesn’t undermine his authority as a man, but stands by his side so as not to confuse the family order. She stands up to him with grace, forgives him when he fails and asks for forgiveness when she fails. Her admiration for her husband is pure respect and the family unit is strong because of it.
She has had a sudden calling in life and nothing can stop it. It is a drive that comes not from her but something greater than herself. Little did she know that greatness was in store for her; but she has never put it before her family. She finds the grace to make it all work in harmony. She sometimes struggles, not knowing the direction to take, but in the end the direction is unmistakable. Patience and faith always find her when she has an ultimate need of them.
She spends very little time on herself, but the time she spends with family and friends is her time. She loves nature and all it has to offer. She is woman enough to hunt, fish, and camp, and is also a great cook. She is never above working alongside her husband and doing the things he loves. She is an entrepreneur and loves politics and sports. She rarely misses her kids’ games or the activities they are involved in. She loves her country with all her heart and is willing to take a verbal daily beating or even give her life to help make America a better place for her children. She stands up to arrogant authority with the strength of a man and the personality of a good comedian. She loves God and makes him the center of her universe every day, and He acknowledges it every day. Her duties are never done and she loves life!
Sarah Palin may or may not have all of these attributes, but my bet is that she has most of them. Many people have many ideas of what the perfect woman should be, but when have we had the opportunity to observe a person who both men and women can identify with? This article is not necessarily about Sarah Palin, but about the awesome qualities women can aspire to. These very qualities have been disregarded and degraded by the superficial, clueless media, but most of us know who the real disasters are and what they represent!
You go, Sarah Barracuda!
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