Friday, January 25, 2019

Saying Goodbye is the Hardest Part - hugs

No, I am not going anywhere...

It's just out of ALL the fun and frivolity on our weekends there is something else that happens...

Connections, sharing, feeling each other's stories, really being there for one another - like REALLY being there because we CAN because we have TIME!  Something that is in such short supply these days.  When we are away together there is no - doing laundry or changing diapers (old or young), no wiping butts (except your own), no walking n feeding the dog or the kids for that matter (feeding not walking) or vacuuming or a boss telling you what needs to be done or or or or...  The list goes on and on.  When we are in our regular daily lives even just a simple conversation can be a challenge sometimes.  Someone ALWAYS NEEDS SOMETHING! (don't get me wrong I love my family but we all know what I am talking about)

In the midst of this true quality time that we are together - we laugh, we cry, sometimes we cry because we are laughing.  Because of this genuine time we get to connect on a deeper level when it is time to go it makes it all the harder.  The hugs I witness at the end of our weekends are some of the tightest, longest, most love filled hugs I have ever seen.  Some of these girls may not see each other until the next Girl's Weekend but some will see each other at church, school, in the neighborhood or work the NEXT day.  Yet the hugs are ALL the same.  We hold on tight!  We breathe in each other's strength and we give away a little of ourselves to each other to sustain us through the following week.  Maybe we hug so tight because we know Monday is going to hit us hard!  After being pampered for a few days it is tough to go back to being the one who is doing the pampering, that is for sure!  But I suspect the hugs are mostly because of the love and respect we have for each other - for whatever it is in your life that you are navigating through, it isn't easy.  Being a woman is HARD and being a GREAT woman is even harder.  So hug HARDER and hold on LONGER because that hug will carry you at least through your Monday.

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