Tuesday, June 17, 2008


"A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot, humid day,
drinking iced tea and talked with her Mother.

As they talked about life, about marriage, about the
responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood,
the Mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully
and turned a clear and sober glance upon her daughter.

'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling the
tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.
They'll be more important as you grow older.
No matter how much you love your husband,
no matter how much you love the children you have,
you are still going to need your sisters.
Remember to go places with them now
and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that sisters means all women...
your girlfriends, your daughters, your mother
and all your other women relatives too.
You'll need other women. Women always do.'

'What a funny piece of advice the young woman thought.
Haven't I just gotten married?
Haven't I just joined the couples' world?
I'm now a married woman for goodness sake!
A grown-up! Surely my husband and the family we
start will be all I need to make life worthwhile.'

But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with
her sisters and made more women friends each year.
As the years tumbled by, one after another,
she gradually came to understand that her Mom
really knew what she was talking about.
As time and nature work their changes and their
mysteries upon a woman~
Sisters are the mainstay of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world,
here is what I have learned for sure...

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Others sometimes mess up.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
People forget kindnesses.
Careers end.

But...Sisters are always there no matter
how far away or how many miles between you.
A sister is never farther away than needing her can reach.
Everyday we need each other still."


Miss Jen said...

Thanks for the reminder! I"ll call Beanie tomorrow!