Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grateful For... The Women

Just to clarify...
I absolutely love my own beautiful boys and they really are my world.
I'm no 'man hater'. We women are just as ridiculous and infuriating!
I actually find the male sense of humour and perspective easier to relate to a lot of the time.

But, in the last few years I have really come to appreciate the beauty
that is female relationships and friendships in my life.

My world wouldn't be half the place it is without the amazing women of our 'village'.

It's with great pride that I reflect on the support, love, empathy and connection
that exists between many of my girlfriends and myself.

Each relationship (or bunch of relationships) is a two way street that ebbs and flows depending on so many factors and what's going on in each of our lives.

I take great pleasure in the company of these gorgeous women, but also in the way we're there for each other when 'stuff' goes down.
God bless the sisterhood. :-)
When times are tough, I rarely feel alone, misunderstood or isolated.

When I need a laugh or a trivial distraction there's always a girlfriend (and my fabulous sister) 
a call or text away to lighten the mood or enjoy an inappropriate joke with.

When it's just to vent - there's the understanding that each of us reserves the right to change our tunes or retract misguided opinions after the fact!

When I don't even know what I need - somehow the chicks around me seem to.

The kindness that has come our way in the past months has been mind blowing and so humbling.
Much of that generosity, care and support has been mainly driven by the gorgeous women around me.

I'm ever so grateful - and determined to continue to be there for these ladies as much as humanly possible.

Linking with Maxabella Loves' 52 Weeks of Grateful.
Shar :-)


Kate Sins said...

I'd be completely lost without the women in my life. xx

Bachelor Mum said...

I love my friends so much too (and my mum). They r the jewels in my treasure chest. Lovely post x

Sarah Evans said...

I could not agree more. I really appreciate friendships but have often found it easier to be friends with men than women too!

Also, I am loving your Hall of Waffle title. Very funny!

Visiting via Village Voices :)


Jane said...

Oh Sweetheart. You're only getting back as much as you put in. Which is a lot. J x

Anonymous said...

So lovely for you to have such wonderful women in your life. :)

Anonymous said...

So lovely for you to have such wonderful women in your life. :)

Lisa said...

You're so lucky to have such amazing people in your life that you get to enjoy everything with! :) I can tell you appreciate them too which is so nice!! I think you are very deserving of the blessing of having such wonderful relationships!

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

no matter how close i am to my hubby, i would not be the same with our my bestie girlfriends! My savour in so many ways! x

Mama of 2 boys said...

Beautiful Shar. You are absolutely right, those female friendships are like precious gems. I know I couldn't be without my gals, each of them means the world to me and for varying reasons. I'm so glad you have this amazing network to keep your pecker up through good times and not so good times. You so deserve them xoxo

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

Yes definitely! Best support network! So grateful for the amazing women in my life, especially my sisters! xx