Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Joy of the SistaHood

I received this email from GW and it was just so relevant to where I am at the moment, I felt inspired to share.

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
men don't do what they are supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.
BUT - sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.
A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her.
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.
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.
Everyday, we need each other still.
So to all the strong, and funny, and powerful, and soft, and girly, and young, and mature women, in my life. Thank you.

2 comments:

kyles said...

what about the women who haven't yet returned fruit platter plates??? huh...do you still love me..lol..? sorry i saw it sitting on microwave today and realised i hadn't returned it yet, promise to bring it in next week, and yes that email message is lovely, i posted about sisters a few weeks ago, was feeling very similiar, still am, we are very blessed x

Gale said...

oh u go girl!... love my sistas...x