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    A mothers advice

    A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,

    drinking iced tea and visiting 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, 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 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 Mom 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.

    After more than 50 years of living in this world,

    here is what I've learned:


    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 favors.

    Careers end.


    BUT..........


    Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how

    many miles are between you. A girl friend 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, the women in your life

    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, granddaughters,

    daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,

    Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended

    family, all bless our life!


    The world wouldn't be the same without women, 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.
    don't want to work, just want to cruise.

    #2
    Tune in to ITV 1 Friday at 6.30 and all will be revealed as England thrash Algeria 2 nil.Their will be more talking points than you could ever imagine in the space of 3 hours.

    Well at least it will take your mind off the heavy metal.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post
      A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,

      drinking iced tea and visiting 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, 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 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 Mom 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.

      After more than 50 years of living in this world,

      here is what I've learned:


      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 favors.

      Careers end.


      BUT..........


      Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how

      many miles are between you. A girl friend 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, the women in your life

      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, granddaughters,

      daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,

      Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended

      family, all bless our life!


      The world wouldn't be the same without women, 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.
      Issy that is beautifully written.

      My lifelong Canadian friend and I kept in touch throughout the years, sometimes staying with each other's families in different countries, sharing all the joys and sorrows of our lives.

      We shared the same sense of humour and wrote many, many letters and emails which I have kept. Sandy travelled the world as the wife of a diplomat , later an Ambassador and had a wonderful fund of stories to tell.

      Sadly she died of cancer and my best friend and confidante is no longer there . So many times I have wanted to tell her about funny or problematic moments when we could laugh together. That type of friendship is irreplaceable.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Christiaan, Ocean Shores View Post
        Issy that is beautifully written.

        My lifelong Canadian friend and I kept in touch throughout the years, sometimes staying with each other's families in different countries, sharing all the joys and sorrows of our lives.

        We shared the same sense of humour and wrote many, many letters and emails which I have kept. Sandy travelled the world as the wife of a diplomat , later an Ambassador and had a wonderful fund of stories to tell.

        Sadly she died of cancer and my best friend and confidante is no longer there . So many times I have wanted to tell her about funny or problematic moments when we could laugh together. That type of friendship is irreplaceable.
        yes I agree special friendships cannot be replaced. sometimes friends are more special than some family. sorry about your friend.
        don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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          #5
          Originally posted by coolcruiser, Wakefield View Post
          Tune in to ITV 1 Friday at 6.30 and all will be revealed as England thrash Algeria 2 nil.Their will be more talking points than you could ever imagine in the space of 3 hours.

          Well at least it will take your mind off the heavy metal.
          Hmmmmm what was that score you said? who was England going to thrash?
          don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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            #6
            [QUOTE=coolcruiser, Wakefield;89936]Tune in to ITV 1 Friday at 6.30 and all will be revealed as England thrash Algeria 2 nil.Their will be more talking points than you could ever imagine in the space of 3 hours.

            Ohhhhhhhhhh dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o]

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              #7
              Originally posted by coolcruiser, Wakefield View Post
              Tune in to ITV 1 Friday at 6.30 and all will be revealed as England thrash Algeria 2 nil.Their will be more talking points than you could ever imagine in the space of 3 hours.

              Well at least it will take your mind off the heavy metal.


              Not sure of your meaning in this seemingly unrelated post.

              I take it heavy metal is referring to the sentiment ?

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                #8
                Thanks for that, Issy. Well said and I hope I always remember my sisters (literal ones as well as metaphorical ones) I come from a family full of daughters, sisters, nieces etc. Of course they do have husbands and partners but my blood relations are nearly all female
                Angela

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