To My Girlfriends
THESE WORDS ARE SO TRUE....HERE'S TO MY GIRLFRIENDS.
> I sat under an oak tree in Wyoming on a summer day, drinking iced tea and
visiting with my mother. "Don't forget your girlfriends", Mother advised,
> clinking the ice cubes in her glass. No matter how much you love your
husband, you are still going to need girlfriends. Remember to go places
> with them now and then; and do things with them, even when you don't
necessarily want to, And remember that girlfriends are not only friends,
> but sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers and other relatives too.
Women supporting and relating to other women is our responsibility and our
> gift. "What a funny piece of advice," I thought. "Hadn't I just gotten
married? Hadn't I just joined the couple-world? I was now a married woman,
> for goodness sake, not some young girl who needed friends!"
> But I listened to my Mom. I kept in contact with my girlfriends and even
found some new ones along the way. As the years tumbled by, one after
> another, I gradually came to understand that Mom really knew what she was
> Here is what I know about girlfriends:
> ***girlfriends bring casseroles and scrub your bathroom when you need help
> ***girlfriends keep your children and your secrets.
> ***girlfriends give advice when you ask, sometimes you take it and
sometimes you don't.
> ***girlfriends don't always tell you you're right, but they usually tell
> ***girlfriends still love you, even when they dis agree with your choices.
> ***girlfriends laugh with you and don't need canned jokes to start the
> ***girlfriends pull you out of jams.
> ***girlfriends don't keep a calendar of who hosted the other's last big
> ***girlfriends will celebrate for your son or daughter when they get
married or have a baby, in whichever order that happens.
> ***girlfriends are there for you in an instant, and when the hard times
> ***girlfriends listen when you lose a job or a friend.
> ***girlfriends listen when your children break your heart.
> ***girlfriends listen when your parents' minds and bodies fail.
> My daughters, sisters, family, and friends bless my life! When we began
this adventure, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay
> ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other..... Pass this on
to your girlfriends/sisters/daughters.. I just did!
"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."