How can I put who I am on display instead of what I am able do?
I want to be known, not just used.
I want to be desired, not just needed.
I want to be loved, not just depended upon.
There is more to me than what I can do for you.
There is more to me than what I have to offer you.
There is more to me than what I can help people with.
Because someday my usefulness to you will expire.
Someday what you need me for will be irrelevant.
And someday I will be too frail to support you.
But I will still be here.
Will I be less of a person when I can’t do anything for you?
Will I be less of a person when I have nothing to give you?
Will I be less of a person when I can’t hold you up anymore?
It’s tempting to think, Yes.
I will still be who I always have been.
A woman of proven character and great value.
A woman longed for and sought out.
A woman cherished and cared for intimately.
And you can either appreciate that or you can’t.
Either way, it’s no longer my problem.