The Other Woman

And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.   I Samuel 2:1-2

 Mother's Day

In recognition of Mother’s Day, I want to give honor to the other woman.

The other woman is that woman who many will ignore as having no worth or value.

The other woman who you may walk pass and ignore because she may not have the right look or status.

The other woman who is working three jobs at menial wage.

The other woman who rings up our groceries and gets nothing but an attitude and a non-thank you.

The other woman who had to relinquish her dreams so that the man in her life could fulfill his.

The other woman who is in the restroom, wiping down the mess that some other woman thinks she’s too good to tend to.

The other woman who sits next to you on the bus or train who appears to be sad and broken-hearted thinking on how she can raise the bail money to get her child out of jail.

The other woman who had to give up her children because she had no job, food or housing to keep them together as a family.

The other woman who fell short morally and spiritually and wound up walking the streets as a prostitute because she found abuse within her own household meted by her father, brother and uncle.

The other woman who keeps watch of another woman’s child while hers goes un-cared for and neglected.

The other woman who is living alone, rejected and neglected from family, friends and neighbors.

The other woman who will wake up early in the morning to stand in line for food for her children, despite the harsh weather conditions and the put-down words and looks from others around her.

The other woman who has and will define the odds against those who will criticize her for the choices she has or will make in life.

The other woman who doesn’t care to be a June Cleaver, Maude or Louise Jefferson.

The other woman who is and will always be.

The other woman that Jesus called and she answered.

Hagar, Rahab, Mary Madgalene, Samaritan Woman…the other woman.

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