“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
Sometimes it just takes something little to remind us of the big things in our life. Like a quote, from Winnie the Pooh no doubt.
Thankfully Girlfriend Guru, blogger and girlfriend AMY MAGAN followed her instinct when it came to the following story and the quote above. (Thanks Amy!)
The other day I was perusing Facebook when I came across this friendship quote by Girlfriendology:
It wasn’t the first time I’ve heard it. But it was the first time that the words hit me with a wistful twinge as I thought about my girlfriends.
I’m married with three kids. When my kids were little, girlfriend time was very easy to come by. We were, for the most part, all stay-at-home moms. We spent several mornings (or longer) a week together—the kids would play, the moms would talk or scrapbook or plan Moms Group outings. Our families spent Friday and Saturday nights together, more play and food and—because it was evening—adult beverages.
Slowly, things began to change. Some of the girlfriends moved to new neighborhoods. Others were taken up with new activities when their kids started school. Then when my oldest child was about nine, I went back to work. Although I was only working part-time, it was just one more wedge in the girlfriendhood.
Most of those women were (and are) still my girlfriends, but the relationships were different. So I moved on – and they did, too – to other friendships. And I felt myself lucky to have new girlfriends and new, informal rituals.
Now, my girlfriends and I are in that stage of parenting where our kids’ activities and their lack of driver’s licenses mean our lives and our schedules are not our own. Add to that the fact that most of my girlfriends work now and, well, sometimes it gets lonely because we don’t have the time and opportunity to spend with each other like we used to.
So when I saw Girlfriendology’s quote from Piglet, I knew right where that little pink guy was coming from. Sometimes I just need to reach out to my girlfriends, just to be sure of them.
AMY MAGAN is a wife; mom of three; blogger (The Fourth Frog Blog); lover of Diet Coke, ice cream, and word games; and of course, a GIRLFRIEND. Her secret weapon in life is humor. And the snooze button.
What is your best way to reach out to your girlfriends?
Thanks AMY for sharing and for inspiring. I think Pooh would be proud.
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