This one is dedicated to all the amazing women in the Divorced Women’s Club Members Lounge.

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day 
drinking iced tea as she visited with her mother. As 

they talked about life, about marriage, about the 

responsibilities of life and the obligations of

 adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her 

glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance

 upon her daughter.

Don’t forget your sisters,’ she advised, swirling 

the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. ‘They’ll

 be more important as you get older. No matter how 

much you love your husband, no matter how much you 

love the children you may have, you are still going

 to need sisters.

Remember to go places with them now

 and then; do things with them.’

’Remember that ‘sisters’ means ALL the women, your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other 

women relatives too. ‘You’ll need other women. Women 

always do.


What a funny piece of advice!’ the young woman


Haven’t I just gotten married?

Haven’t I just joined the couple-world?

I’m now a 

married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely 

my husband and the family we may start will be all I 

need to make my life worthwhile!’

But she listened to her mother. She kept contact

 with her sisters and made more women friends each 

year. As the years tumbled by, one after another,
 she gradually came to understand that her mother really

 knew what she was talking about.

As time and nature

 work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, sisters are the mainstays of her life.


  • Time passes
  • Life happens
  • Distance separates
  • Children grow up
  • Jobs come and go
  • Love waxes and wanes
  • Men don’t do what they’re supposed to do
  • Hearts break
  • Parents die
  • Colleagues forget favours
  • Careers end


Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how

 many miles are

 between you. A girl friend is never farther away

 than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you

 have to walk it by yourself, 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 life!

The world wouldn’t be the same without women, and

 neither would I. 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.

Your thoughts, comments, personal story or suggestions are important to me.

With love and gratitude

Jenny xx

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