Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Women Every Woman Needs

I originally wrote this post for Galentine's Day, but it's come and gone. Each day, though, I'm reminded just how blessed I am to have some awesome people in my life. Specifically, really awesome women. As women, we tend to tear each other down or try and compete with each other. Girl world is tough sometimes, people. So when you find good girlfriends, you celebrate them. So here's to the women every woman needs.

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Here's to the woman that told me it was okay to have a baby, or not have a baby or adopt a really cute Asian kid. Because this is hard. It's hard to be 31 and in that "do we baby or not baby" stage. To not know if it's actually safe to have a baby, which was a question a couple of weeks ago. So many want you to have a baby, mostly because they do and it's the greatest part of their lives. So someone that gets it, that tells you it's okay to go which ever way you choose, is refreshing.

Here's to the woman that told me she would take down another girl if needed. Over a really ridiculous thing. Yes, women that have your back are awesome. But a friend that has your back no matter what ridiculous thing has happened, that is priceless. Because while we both know that neither one of us is actually going to take someone down, it's hilarious to think about it actually happening and immediately makes whatever situation that caused that comment not as hairy as it was. And no one ends up in jail or with assault charges.

Here's to the woman that prays for whatever crazy mess is going on in my life at any given moment. I can tell her whatever and know that she'll keep me in her prayers. Praying friends are good friends. You need them.

Here's to the women that have been around for forever and I don't have to talk to every single day to know that we're still friends. We've gone through boyfriends, husbands, babies, college, moving across states and countries and are still friends. Are still the ones we pick up the phone to call when life goes horribly wrong. Or amazingly right. Some I don't get to talk to as much as I would like, but each time we pick up where we left off, whether it was yesterday or a year ago.

And lastly, the women who get it. Who get that sometimes days are rough and you just need to let our a ridiculous string of curses. Heck, they might join in for solidarity's sake. But they get it and they let you and then they encourage you anyway. Even when you're angry and don't want to hear something good, they tell it to you anyway.

Surround yourself with good people, strong women. We need them. But mostly, be one. Are you the one that prays for your friend, the one that makes them laugh, the one that she can pick up the phone and call a year later and everything still be the same? I have those friends. I have no idea where I would be without them. And today, I hope you have these friends and that I'm one of these friends to someone.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post. You are spot on with each of those women. We all need a community around us that will build us up, tell us what we need to hear, and listen to what we need to say. Thanks for sharing this!

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