I read this shared post with great interest because it really applies to so many cases. The friends I've found on the internet have replaced the co-workers who I assumed would be friends for life, stepped in when a sister wrote me out of the family registry, and lent a much needed shoulder when I felt alone and desperate for friendship. Families become dysfunctional in ways you never imagined, but I've found "virtual" sisters I value more than they ever will know. The older I get, the more I understand why women turn Lesbian. It isn't for the sex, it's for the understanding and companionship. No one understands a woman like another woman...at least in most cases.
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..
BUT......... SOME 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, some of 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!
(NOTE from Ginger: I vote "AYE" for the extended family...all the "sisters" who support me every day with their praise,encouragement, and love.)
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 make your life meaningful. I just did.Short and very sweet: There are more than twenty angels in this world. Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing. And one is reading this post at this moment.