I just got back from a weekend trip with some girlfriends. It started 10 years ago. We call ourselves "princesses" because the first year we wore tiaras. We've even worn pajamas a couple of times. It's grown in number and even includes a few "princes" now.
I'll post more later because it's back to work tomorrow. Here's something I found at redhatters.org.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't call when they say they will.
Colleagues forget favors.
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 by 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.
Girlfriends, daughters, daughter-in-laws, sisters, sisters-in-law,
mother, mother-in-law, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, 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 joys or sorrows that lay ahead.
Nor did we know how much we would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still.