I was at work the other day when a coworker asked me about my scarf. (I have gone back to the white kerchief at work.) She had asked me the weekend I wore a hijab style as well, and I thought I had said I was Christian, but apparently I didn’t because she asked if I was Muslim. I told her that no, I wasn’t Muslim, I am Christian and a quick reason why I cover. Her response? “Okay. I was just curious. It tells me what kind of person you are.”
I suppose, headcoveirng should tell you what kind of person I am, but it doesn’t really. If I’ve learned anything from headcovering, it would be to assume less. I was a very judgmental person in Yemen. Especially of foreigners and their clothing choices. I am learning that Christian women cover for many different reasons. We might all be called by the Holy Spirit to cover, but our reasons and justifications are different.
But even then, I find that I don’t fit in. First of all, I am not married (and do not have children) I work, I intend to continue to work outside the home when I’m married and have children. I probably will not home school my children.
I have dreams of returning to the Middle East as a nurse. At the same time, I have dreams of living here, on a farm. And then there’s the crazy dream of living in the middle east, nursing and having a farm! Where exactly does a husband and family fall into this? I have no idea.
I think this has steered off my course of my original intent. How does my headcovering tell you what kind of person I am? What does an average person think of a headcovering Christian lady.