Wednesday, November 22, 2006

This was sent to me by an elderly friend. Just thought I'd share!

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

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've

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 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,
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.


rainbowspirit said...

hear hear sister!!!


luv jen

Raihn said...

beautiful dear sister- i am the light of your life....

Cyndy said...

I received this as an email sometime ago, and I loved as much then as I do now. Thanks for sharing xoxo

salvagehoarse said...

Hello Anchell,

A word of encouragement from a "Sister" or "Sisters" means so much.
So true, it's so true.
I'm still reading blogs though not much else.

Peace and Lots of love from up north,

Kathleen said...


Tesah said...

That is wonderful

Jewell said...

This is so very, very true

Love you all
J x