My counsellor asked me that this week.
“What does your Brave Girl look like?”
I thought for a minute.
She has a sword in her hand, held up high. And a leather shield … embossed with the horse of Rohan.
Then I knew.
She looks like Eowyn.
Eowyn, who faced the Nazgul king and said NO.
Eowyn, who was wounded, and spent a long time in the Houses of Healing.
Eowyn, who became well at last when she opened her heart to the love that was offered.
Yes, that is what my Brave Girl looks like.
There’s a shawl design in the making now, for her: it will be called Shieldmaiden’s Courage.
It’ll be awhile … it’s big.