Friday, August 3, 2007


This is for all of you..My blogging "sisters"

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.

"Don't forget your Sisters," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.

"They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them. "Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, and al l your other women relatives too. "You'll need other women. Women always do."

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned:


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.


Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.

A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her can reach.
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I.

When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still.



Blogger Granny said...

It's so true.

It's a good way to think of my online friends.

I have one brother 300 miles away), no sisters, and I was feeling very isolated once I left San Francisco.

The internet has changed all that.

August 4, 2007 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

That post couldn't be truer !!
Thank you for sharing.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Take care, Meow

August 4, 2007 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Ninnie said...

Great post and so true. Love Hugs and Blessings

August 4, 2007 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Julie Marie said...

Thank you, Sister.

I have found some wonderful sisters in the internet world. My book club sisters are great. My blood sister is super special to me. I wish I had kept in contact with some of my sisters from long ago. I didn't realize how precious they were.


August 4, 2007 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger T*mmy said...

I've read this before but took the time to read it again...thanks for posting this, a very timely reminder for us all!

August 4, 2007 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Leslie Shelor said...

Wonderful words and I totally agree; women friends are what keep me going!

August 4, 2007 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Cece said...

that was beautiful

August 5, 2007 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

You rock!

August 6, 2007 at 12:17 PM  

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