Tuesday, February 19, 2008

steel magnolias

I had some hard times in school when I was a girl. Other girls were mean. And so whether because of that, or some other reason, I used to have a hard time being friends with females. In college you would usually find me at dinner with five or six guys and not because they "liked" me, they were just my friends and I felt comfortable with them.
I had some very good college friends who were girls, but I was very guarded and didn't make many.
It wasn't until I was pregnant with my second child that I began to love women. I have since been involved in Women's Ministry in various forms. I have many friends of a variety of ages, personalities, and backgrounds. I have been hurt by women, even still, as an adult. But the risk is worth it.
Women are impossible to describe, even as one of them. No wonder men are confounded by us...we are deep, strange, beautiful, wonderful beings. I love women.
I watched Steel Magnolias years ago and thought it was ok. But I watched it yesterday and I loved it! It is a wonderful demonstration of what is wonderful about women's relationships with women. Deep inside, I think every one of us longs for that kind of acceptance and love.
And it also shows the deep resilient strength of women. Steel. There is steel in there. I've seen it in women I know. I've found it in myself.
If you haven't seen it in a while, watch it again. It is funny and it will break your heart. But I love me a good cry, so that just makes it all the better.


  1. I was exactly the same way...now I love to be in a room full of women! Fun! I have never seen Steel Magnolia's. I will have to put it on my list 'to see'....

  2. this kid at work(school) today said he hated girls, because he was having some understanding problems. I said I did too. I also havent always gotten along with females, I think Im getting better as I get older, I hope. I dont like two-face in women,it seems worse than when its in a man. My standards for "other" women is to high I guess. Well, you know how I am and all of my abundant friends, it might just be me. :) I think you could create a Bible study on this subject.

  3. Girl, I have never cried at a movie like I cry at this movie! One word...sobbing.

    One time at my old church the pastor was teaching on 'Grief' and showed the cemetery clip from 'Steel Magnolias' and tears were streaming down my face...pathetic. But such a great movie. But I can only emotionally handle it once every five years.

  4. I, too, watched this movie years ago and have thought lately that I want to watch it again. So now, after reading your post, I definitely will!


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