So much has been said about the way women do relationships with each other. A quick search yielded warnings of the “dark side” of women’s relationships. But there were also those that stressed the physical, spiritual and emotional well being that having a network of women friends can bring.
I myself am a late bloomer. I was raised to mistrust women. But all that started to change when I birthed my children with the help of some extraordinary midwives. Their power, compassion and fierceness revealed something in me. From there I found that the veneer of protection I created started to crack, ever so slowly.
Today I am here to give you just a few reasons why my tribe of women friends ROCK!
- They listen to the same stories, sometimes multiple times, and they still love me.
- They also tell me when it’s time to cut the crap and change the record – always with love, I might add.
- They share their cashews with me when for the umpteenth time I forget to bring a snack to the pond.
- They remind me why it might NOT be a good idea to call my soon to be ex and start a fight. Instead they offer to be a sounding board for the anger and hurt.
- They call just when I have started to think there is no one out there.
- They forgive me when I forget how to trust.
- Some how they make being me, all of me, easier. Except of course when it feels hard. Then they remind me of who I am.
If you’re someone who is still working on trusting women – sharing, holding space, or breaking open with them, you’re not alone. I don’t know that these relationships will ever feel totally settled for me but damn I’m glad I took the risk. They have saved my ass more than once and I love them for it.