I recently visited with my best forever friend. We had not seen one another for at least forty years. But we took up where we left off like not a day had passed. We reconnected by phone during my illness. She was there for me as she has always been.
As we begin a new journey, chart new life paths, or even face challenges on the path we are now walking, it is important that our circle of friends wraps its arms around us.
Women need other women. They always do. It is a special bond like no other. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, girlfriends are the foundation of our life.
After living in this world for more than sixty-five years I have learned that life happens, heartbreaks come, distance separates us from those we love, our children grow up, love is fragile,careers come to a close, parents are lost, life can assail us. Melody Morgan describes it best:
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.
Being a woman in this world can be hard, but it’s also an incredible adventure. With the joys and sorrows that lay ahead, we need each other. Every day, we need each other.