I love my husband and I love my kids, beyond words or measurement. However, there is just something about my girls, they are my people. What is it about girl time that seems to leave you feeling fulfilled with a cup overflowing?
Girls just get girls, we get each other. We bring each other strength when we are feeling weak, we are there to pick each other up when we think we have fallen. We are there to hold each other's hands during life's most difficult ventures and we are the greatest cheerleaders when any of us have something to celebrate. We are there to laugh until our cheeks hurt and we pee our pants (and totally understand why). No one gets us like us! We understand the uphill battle that life feels like when you're a woman. We relate 1000% to the guilt we feel about not being able to conquer all that is expected of us. We are the keeper of each other's secrets and the ears for all of the must needed venting that comes free of judgement. We make each other feel beautiful and smart and capable. We feel relaxed and free and liberated when we are together. We cry for each other and understand that that's just what we do and that it doesn't necessarily need to be fixed. We give each other permission to do things we'd otherwise feel guilty or insecure about. We know how to have fun! We dance together like no one is watching and sing together like no one is listening. We talk about things we would never talk about with our husbands and not because we couldn't, just because it's not the same.
I was lucky enough to get to spend a four day weekend with a few of my favorite girls over Mother's Day weekend AND we completely justified to each other that it was OK to be away from our kids on Mother's Day. We gave each other the permission to do that and not feel guilty about taking time away to just take care of ourselves.
It wasn't at all an adventurous weekend, unless you consider eating a loaded baked potato from the back of a golf cart without utensils adventurous. It was a weekend spent chatting for hours in our pajamas over coffee, sipping mimosas all afternoon by the pool and #justwearingthesuit.
The highlight of my extended girls weekend was a trip we made via golf cart to Target. I don't care if you have to go all the way to Florida to spend time at Target without kids, that'd be the highlight of any girls weekend for any girl, let's be honest. We had so much fun in the dressing rooms giving each other honest opinions and reassuring each other that whatever it was we HAD to have it because it looked damn fine on us. We filled our shopping carts both in store and online that day with stuff with otherwise likely wouldn't have had the courage to buy. It was my most favorite Target trip of all time.
I missed those girls this week as the normal routine set in. I sure missed my family while I was gone too but man that time spent just focused on me was so needed. Maybe that's what it is with girl time, it's lighter, less stressful, less busy, lacks all the pressures, and is more just about me when I am with MY girls. Girl time is essential and we are all better wives, mothers and people for it.
I am fortunate to have several tribes from different walks of life and they all hold a special, very large place in my heart (they know who they are). I am grateful that they are always there to encourage me, empower me, support me, laugh (and cry) with me, that they tell me when I am wrong and that they are always on my side when I am right.
Thank you tribe for making my life so much better every time we're together. I love you!
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