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Listen to your Mother




I sat under an oak tree in Wyoming on a summer day, drinking iced tea and visiting with my mother. "Don't forget your girlfriends", Mother advised, clinking the ice cubes in her glass. No matter how much you love your husband, you are still going to need girlfriends. Remember to go places with them now and then; and do things with them, even when you don't necessarily want to, And remember that girlfriends are not only friends, but sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers and other relatives too. Women supporting and relating to other women is our responsibility and our gift. "What a funny piece of advice," I thought. "Hadn't I just gotten married? Hadn't I just joined the couple-world? I was now a married woman, for goodness sake, not some young girl who needed friends!"

But I listened to my Mom. I kept in contact with my girlfriends and even found some new ones along the way. As the years tumbled by, one after another, I gradually came to understand that Mom really knew what she was talking about!

Here is what I know about girlfriends:

***girlfriends bring casseroles and scrub your bathroom when you
need help;
***girlfriends keep your children and your secrets.


***girlfriends give advice when you ask, sometimes you take it and
sometimes you don't.

***girlfriends don't always tell you you're right, but they usually tell
the truth.

***girlfriends still love you, even when they disagree with your
choices.

***girlfriends laugh with you and don't need canned jokes to start the
laughter.
***girlfriends pull you out of jams.

***girlfriends don't keep a calendar of who hosted the other's last
big party.



***girlfriends will celebrate for your son or daughter when they get
married or have a baby, in whichever order that happens.



***girlfriends are there for you in an instant, and when the hard
times come,
***girlfriends listen when you lose a job or a friend.

***girlfriends listen when your children break your heart.
***girlfriends listen when your parents' minds and bodies fail.

My daughters, sisters, family, and friends bless my life! When we began this adventure, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other..... Pass this on to your girlfriends/sisters/daughters.. I just did!

Read the next 2 lines very slowly and let it sink in...
If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.

Pass this message to seven people except you and me. You will receive a miracle tomorrow (just do it) .
......okay

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