Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Girlfriend Power

Was having a lousy evening and a worse morning and suddenly the phone rang, no # on the caller I.D. but my husband answered anyway.  The person on the line asked for Stephanie.  My husband handed me the phone and just shrugged his shoulders.  I timidly answered, "Hello"?  The voice on the other end was SUPER bubbly and with an identifiable rasp the person said, "God wants you to know that He loves you and SO do I"!  How timely, I thought to myself as I giggled saying back, "I love you too Angie"!

Girlfriends have a POWER that no one else does!  They have the power to uplift and change your attitude with a simple text, note or call!  We know each other so deeply!  We have laughed together til our stomachs hurt.  We've cried together until the tissue box was empty.  We have frustrated each other beyond words.  We know each others darkest secrets, scariest nightmares, wishful goals and dreams. 

There have been times where I have needed to escape and without a second thought a girlfriend has swooped me up and rescued me from my MOUNDS OF LAUNDRY.   There has been a time where I have had NO MONEY and a girlfriend has colored my hair for free!  There have been times where we were fresh out of toilet paper; the refrigerator was almost empty, out of work and no money.  I can remember that day as if it were yesterday . . . oh wait it was yesterday and sitting on the front door step was LARGE bag filled with TOILET PAPER, paper towels, tissue boxes, bread, tortillas, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, dishwashing soap, cans of tuna, cans of beans, canned veggies and fruit, crackers, oatmeal and the list went on and on!!  I have found checks in the mail that say, "FROM GOD"!   All of these have been from GIRLFRIENDS who know my heart and have listened and loved on me at my lowest of times!

We all have them!  She's the gal who offered you her shoulder when that boy broke up with you for the 5th time!  She's that girl that knew you're financial situation and WOULDN'T let you buy those shoes and then out of the blue buys them for you or gives you the pair she has in her closet.  She's the gal that shouts out as the dinner check is coming, "I GOT THIS ONE"!  She's the gal who won't let you leave the house unless your outfit is perfect.  She's the gal who gives you a tissue and points to her nose as a silent message that you have a booger!  She's the one who has your back when you failed once again!  And my guess is if you don't have one these then more than likely you are one of these to someone else!!

So to honor the girlfriends in your life quickly send them a text with 3 simple words, I LOVE YOU!!

Stephanie Lainez-Children's Book Author

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