Wednesday, September 22, 2010
(male readers, please bear with me, I love you too)
Women. What is it about women?
How do they know what to do?
For weeks now I have been surrounded by the most amazing women. Both here, physically and "out there" in the wireless world.
Monday night my friend Anne hosted a birthday dinner for herself. She invited me, Wanda and Myrna, calling us her "best buds". She took us all to a beautiful upscale restaurant where we wined and dined and chatted and laughed (and yes, cried a little too).
Last night Anne, Wanda and Myrna came to my home and allowed me to cook for them. A gift.
They sat at my table and laughed and chatted and told stories about their own lives and loves and trials and tribulations and joys and sorrows. And yes, we all cried a little too. But mostly we ate.
These women have their own families. Their own husbands and children. Yet they leave them alone, to fend for themselves and feed themselves and occupy themselves to be with me. To grieve and laugh and hug and light a candle in my night.
What is it about women? How do they know? Are women born with the innate ability to nurture? Are women programmed from birth to know how to comfort?
It's not just these women. My sisters, other friends, and women throughout the world call me everyday, send me emails of encouragement and leave loving comments on this blog - all holding me up. Helping me through the day, cheering me on, sobbing with me, listening to me, supporting me with their words, their thoughts, their intentions and their prayers.
What is it about women? Thank God for women.