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Sisters

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by sunitak, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. sunitak

    sunitak Junior IL'ite

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    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
    <script><!-- D(["mb","\nwomen relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women \u003cbr\>\nalways do.'\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>What a funny piece of advice!' the young\nwoman\u003cbr\>\nthought. Haven't I just gotten married?\u003cbr\>\nHaven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a \u003cbr\>\nmarried woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely\u003cbr\>\nmy husband and the family we may start will be all I\u003cbr\>\nneed to make my life worthwhile!'\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>But she listened to her Mother. She kept\ncontact\u003cbr\>\nwith her Sisters and made more women friends each\u003cbr\>\nyear. As the years tumbled by, one after another,\u003cbr\>\nshe gradually came to understand that her Mom really\u003cbr\>\nknew what she was talking about. As time and nature\u003cbr\>\nwork their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,\u003cbr\>\nSisters are the mainstays of her life.\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\> \u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>After more than 50 years of living in\nthis world,\u003cbr\>\nhere is what I've learned:\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>",1] ); //--></script> 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:

    <script><!-- D(["mb","\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>This Says It All:\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>Time passes.\u003cbr\>\nLife happens.\u003cbr\>\nDistance separates.\u003cbr\>\nChildren grow up.\u003cbr\>\nJobs come and go.\u003cbr\>\nLove waxes and wanes.\u003cbr\>\nMen don't do what they're supposed to do. \u003cbr\>\nHearts break.\u003cbr\>\nParents die.\u003cbr\>\nColleagues forget favors.\u003cbr\>\nCareers end.\u003cbr\>\nBUT.........\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>Sisters are there, no matter how much\ntime and how\u003cbr\>\nmany miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away\u003cbr\>\nthan needing her can reach. \u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>When you have to walk that lonesome\nvalley and you\u003cbr\>\nhave to walk it by yourself, the women in your life\u003cbr\>\nwill be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, \u003cbr\>\npraying for you, pulling for you, intervening on\u003cbr\>\nyour behalf, and waiting with open arms at the\u003cbr\>\nvalley's end.\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>",1] ); //--></script>
    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.


    <script><!-- D(["mb","\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>Sometimes, they will even break the rules\nand walk\u003cbr\>\nbeside you...Or come in and carry you out.\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,\u003cbr\>\ndaughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,\u003cbr\>\nGrandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended\u003cbr\>\nfamily, all bless our life! \u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>The world wouldn't be the same without\nwomen, and\u003cbr\>\nneither would I. When we began this adventure called\u003cbr\>\nwomanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or \u003cbr\>\nsorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we\u003cbr\>\nwould need each other.\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>Every day, we need each other still. Pass\nthis on\u003cbr\>\nto all the women who help make your life meaningful.\u003cbr\>\nI just did. Short and very sweet:\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/b\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\> \u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana\"\>*\u003c/span\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cb\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\"\>\u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold\"\>",1] ); //--></script> 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.


    Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on
    to all the women who help make your life meaningful.
    I just did. Short and very sweet:


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    Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are
    playing. And one is reading her email at this
    moment.

     
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  2. Shanvy

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    How true. nice post
     
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    gud post ..very moving:-D
     
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    Very True. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Very True. The person who breaks the rule makes your life.....
    Initiating and carrying the torch till the end is no joke.
    You have to stand through thick and thin, many wither away with the breeze itself. few can face the storm....

    Love and
     

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