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13 Mar 08 #16664 by Mrs Ingledew
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Sorry to the men on the forum - I think you can class yourselves as honourary sisters for this...


MAYBE YOU HAVE HEARD THIS BEFORE, BUT IT’S WORTH REREADING!!



A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As t hey 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:

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 favours.

Careers end.

BUT..

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

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13 Mar 08 #16672 by Tinny
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Lovely thoughts Taylr. I agree totally. Unfortunately I didnt follow the advice soon enough and most of my "sisters" are lost to me now.

I'll just have to develope new ones or try and rekindle the old ones.

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13 Mar 08 #16676 by Ephelia
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Have to agree - the 'sisterhood' has always been a great source of support; although be aware that some 'sisters' have their own agendas, so bear that in mind...

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13 Mar 08 #16682 by Mrs Ingledew
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Indeed one took my man .... BUT that was a blessing I didn't realise at the time!! hehe

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