Sometimes internet posts contain solid information and sometimes they make us think. The following poem was submitted to us this week – author unknown.

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Careers end.

But sisters are there no matter how much time and how many miles are between us.
A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley,
The women in your life 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, granddaughters,
Daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family
All bless our lives.

The world wouldn’t be the same without women.
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.
Women help make our lives meaningful.