Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I received this email again today and it's another one of my favorites. Very True!! I sometimes think God gave me some of the friends I have because he didn't bless me with sisters. Insead, He blessed me with these AMAZING friends in my life!!! They feel just like sisters to me. Plus, I am so thankful for all of the wonderful women in my life who have known me since I was a baby, my mom, cousins, and everyone else in between. Love you all!!! - Laura

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
I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and
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
women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she
gradually came to understand that her mother really knew what she was
about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a
sisters are the main stays 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 girl friend is never farther away than needing
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
cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end..

(Now this is the part that brings tears to my eyes every single time I am reading it because it reminds me of the scene in Sex & The City where Miranda's mother had died, they were at the funeral, and Carrie steps out of her seat-grabs Miranda's hand-and walks down the aisle with her.)

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,-in-law,
Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family: all
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. Pass this on to all the women who help
your life meaningful.


  1. Ohh! I love it! Glad to have you as one of my "sisters" :)

  2. This is so true. I really didn't learn this fact until you were a "grownup" and I realized how much I need you in my "adult" life and how much I need my close girlfriends and others, like my daughter-in-law, cousins, nieces, sisters-in-laws, in my life too. I love you bunches. Mom