Taken from an email I had saved years ago: “A mother gave her adult daughter the best advice: ‘Don’t forget your sisters. 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, 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.
“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………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 onyour behalf, and waiting with open arms at the alley’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!
The world wouldn’t be the same without women, and neither would you and 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.”
Thanks to all my sisters. I treasure you, I love you. I rely on you, and you can rely on me, too.