Ever since I discovered my inner sexiness I have been a bloke’s girl. I don’t know if it was because hanging out with boys boosted my self-esteem, or if it was because I missed my brother so much since moving away that I was always searching to replace that friendship. Or I don’t know if it was just that I preferred to hang out with people who were less judgmental and less bitchy. Whatever it was, I was always surrounded by boys. The opposite sex always formed the majority of my friendship group.
Until the love of my life came along and changed all that. Since I met him, I found the desire for me to have so many male friends in my life disappeared. He gave me everything that I needed, all in one person.
Our life became ridiculously busy and we were so consumed with our own love that we didn’t really need others around us. Until our little plus one came along.
When our plus one came along I found that I missed my own family so much that it hurt. I missed the ease of having my own family to depend upon at the drop of a hat. I missed being surrounded by others who would not judge me for anything. I missed others who would love my child as their own.
Enter the sisterhood. Over my years of being in the country town we now reside, I have been so ridiculously fortunate to be able to be surrounded by the most wonderful group of girlfriends. They have become my family here. They are my sisters. Their strength and support has seen me through many a troubled moment…and all without judgment. Their strength and reliability has helped me through many moments when my husband couldn’t be counted on to take care of little plus one.
Life is so busy. We all struggle to meet up on a regular basis, but it is so comforting knowing we are there for one another. We are all in the same situation, having traveled away from our own families to support our husbands and they have inevitably returned to the country to take over their family’s business. We all get one another. We can winge about our in-laws and our husbands when they annoy us. And we all easily understand where one another is at. I love them as if they were my own flesh and blood.
I never would have thought I’d see myself as a girly kind of girl. Without the sisterhood I couldn’t survive being so far away from my own family and long-time friends. Sisters, I love you dearly! MWAH!! You mean the world to me!