Our Purpose


This blog is
dedicated to women and the strength that comes from our daily lives to our most trying moments. This blog is about sharing strength.  Our hope for this blog is to reach out and learn from one another. We want this to be an arena of hope and expression, where we can feel free to share our experiences and vulnerabilities without reservation.

The following poem by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr. is a perfect example of an Oak Tree and how it relates to us: 

The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.

A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the Oak Tree's leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs
and pulled its bark
until the Oak was tired and stark.

But still the Oak Tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing Oak?"

The Oak Tree said, I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see
they are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever knew.

In a world full of uncertainty and disappointments, we can face each day with faith, optimism, and hopefully, some humor! Each one of us carries wisdom developed from strife. We want to tap into that wisdom that keeps our roots steady when the winds come. That's the lesson of the Oak Tree. Those are the lessons we want to share.

We will have weekly topics where a well-rounded forum of contributors will share their thoughts and experiences. The posts will range from the profound to the laugh-out-loud funny depending on the personality and mood of the contributor.

Every contributor to The Oak carries a Pseudo Name. We don't want who we are to interrupt what we've learned. And, isn't it kinda fun to have an alias? LOL. Visit our
Pseudo Name blog entry to read more.

We are extremely excited about creating this blog. We hope you as readers will "comment" your thoughts and feelings so we can learn from you. If you are interested in sharing an experience or becoming an author, please
email us at theoaktreesisters@gmail.com.

After all, we all affect each other. Let's strengthen one another's roots and not create harsh wind! Together we are stronger.


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