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Tuesday, June 14, 2005


This is not my work or words, a dear friend, Sandra, forwarded to me today. Source unknown, I would love to give credits. Anyone?

I am sure that some of you would agreed that a man needs a woman to understand him, where else a woman needs another woman to understand her!

A daughter and mother 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 girlfriends," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.

"They'll be more important as you get older. Nomatter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you'll have, you are still going to need girlfriends. Remember to goplaces with them now and then; do things with them. And remember that girlfriends are not only your friends, but your sisters, our daughters, and other 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 amarried woman, for goodness sake, a grown-up, not a young girl who needs girlfriends! Surely my husband and the family we'll start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her Mother; she kept contact with her girlfriends and made more 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, girlfriends are the mainstays of her life. After 50 years of living in this world, here is what she learned:

Times passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Love waxes and wanes.
Hearts break.
Careers end.
Jobs come and go.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Men don't call when they say they will.

BUT girlfriends are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley, and you have to walk it for yourself, your girlfriends 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.

Daughters, sisters, mothers, sisters-in-law, mothers-in-law, aunts, nieces, cousins, extended family, co-workers, and friends bless our life! The world wouldn't be the same without them, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joy or sorrow that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.

Every day, we need each other still.

4 comment(s):

Thanks for sharing it. Sometime I felt that being a life is very difficult as we live in this crazy world and always forgot how precious are those who always there for us.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:34 pm  

hello.. can i have d permission to forward this to my galfrens??

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:13 am  

This is not my work also. I am looking for the real author.

Guess the author wouldn't mind this being shared.


By Blogger Yan, at 11:44 am  

Guess not only girls need their girlfriends or best girl friend.

Hope the guys when reading this will not felt left out. Yes, we all of both sexes need friends.

Cheers to real friendship.

By Anonymous st, at 11:21 pm  

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