We sat there laughing about nonsense and goofy stories of when we were kids as I opened the next bottle of wine. We loved this weekend in November. We looked forward to it so much that the countdown started in July. It was a weekend filled with nothing fancy, nothing planned and not much of anything at all. Nevertheless, we cherished it so much that even as busy mothers, wives and workers, we made time to be here EVERY year. What was it about this weekend that made it so special? Why was it so important to each of us?
The older I get, the more I realize that girlfriends are vital to my everyday. They are the ones I call when I have a funny story about my unpredictable kids. They are the ones I call when I hear a song on the radio that sparks a memory of a night out. When I feel drained and in need of refilling my tank, I call my girls for dinner and drinks. I know that many of you may say that my husband should be the one to call, and he is, but sometimes I need just an ear, a laugh, a shoulder, or some honest girl talk. There is a difference in the conversations I have with my wonderful husband and my closest girlfriends. Many people tell you to keep some excitement in your marriage. You know, never let your spouse see you poop or hear your farts. On my girls weekend, there is an announcement if the coffee kicks in or when the chili we had a lunch is doing its job. Girlfriends don’t have to keep a level of sexy, they get to be real! Once a year for a weekend, we are real….really funny, really comfy, and really relaxed. We don’t judge, we don’t push any agendas, and we don’t make anyone feel less than awesome. There may be some sarcasm and some smart-ass comments….but all in good fun.
This is the type of weekend that girls all over the world dream of and we have it….every year!
Thank God For Girlfriends (and wine)!