Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't call when they say they will.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors..
Careers end.

Girlfriends are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.  A
girlfriend 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, your
girlfriends 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, daughter-in-laws, sisters, sisters-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, aunties,
nieces, cousins, and extended family, bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without them, 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.
Words of Hope:
Avalon's Army of Angels