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 all 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:
THIS SAYS IT ALL:
Children grow up.....
Jobs come and go........
Love waxes and wanes........
Colleagues forget favors..........
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between
A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by
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, Aunts, 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.
Share this with all the women who
help make your life meaningful.
I just did.