"Don't forget your sisters," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. "They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them."
"Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, 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 couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my 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 mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, ‘sisters’ are the mainstays of her life.
THIS SAYS IT ALL:
- Time passes.
- Life happens.
- Distance separates.
- Children grow up.
- Jobs come and go.
- Love waxes and wanes.
- Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
- Hearts break.
- Parents die.
- Colleagues forget favours.
- Careers end. BUT.........
- ‘Sisters’ are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never far away.
The world wouldn't be the same without women. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of what would lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.
Reach out to your ‘sisters’ at the World Conference on Breast Cancer in Hamilton, Ontario from June 7 – 11, 2011. www.wcbcf.ca