Nov 12, 2006
Why is it when a group of women gather together for fun, we all of sudden become "girls"? I had the pleasure of being a part of my friend, Karen's birthday gathering. When we gather together with our friends, it is such a good reminder that we are not alone in this world. That no matter how many work hours we put in a week, or how many phone calls we cram in a day, none of those hours are ever more important than the hours spent your friends.
Girlfriends especially are there for you in just about any situation. Going to move? Call your girlfriends. Just got a promotion? Call your girlfriends. Got stood up on a date - definitely call your girlfriends and then go out for cocktails. Mother in the hospital, call your girlfriends, Boyfriend dumping you, husband leaving you, or blind date gone from bad to worse....girlfriends are there for you.
But not just in the sad times, but in the joyous times as well. A new baby, a first home, getting back into our "skinny jeans," getting that raise, a negative test result, or even something as simple as painting a room a new color - girlfriends are the first to call.
What a joy and a blessing to be surrounded by such good friends. The older I get, the more I understand the importance of friends, and how they may share in my tears with my burdens, my sadness, my disappointments, as well may share in my laughter with my hopes, my dreams, my successes, and my antics. I hope those of you who are reading this, will send this page to a girlfriend that you haven't seen or talked to in a while. She will love you for it.
Thank you for letting me share my joy.
From my house to your house,