27 January 2011

The Women

{Linking up to The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday. The prompt this week is 'The Women'}


I'm in awe at the strength of the women in my life. They trudge through horrible adventures with smiles on their faces. They are near and they are far. Two women who know me the best in this life are oh so different. One, my mother, who I see nearly every day. The other, a best friend who I haven't actually seen in years, but knows my in and outs and my secrets.

I think of this web I have woven together of support. The glistening thread that is our support system.

I wonder how many women in my life handle what they have been dealt. The momma's with children with Cystinosis the devastation of what the loss of a "normal" life is all about, the strict medication regimen, the stabbing pain in your heart at the sight of your child in pain, enduring blood tests after test.

I envision Sookie's future; the type of stunning women she will keep in her little network of goddesses. I wonder how she will find them, if I will give her enough wisdom to choose them wisely. I wonder if she will be the bossy diva of them all, if she will be the momma and take care of everyone, trying to mend their broken hearts. Is it crazy I trust her choices already?



  1. No, it's not. You get a sense of who your child is. There may be times when you doubt this, but ultimately you'll see it's true.
    She'll absorb the goodness of the women around you and that goodness will build inside her.
    Lovely, heart-felt post.

  2. Hello, stopped over via fab friends Friday blog hop and so live your post today, this is very inspirational and it got me thinking about the women on my life and those who stood by me. Thanks for the great post!

  3. Hello wonder woman.
    Oh what would we do without woman and mothers like you !
    So sorry about your cutie.
    I guess we are supposed to learn something...i felt a lot of love reading your blog today. Thank you. People like you give hope in this world.
    Drop by and follow back. I blog hoping !

  4. tahnie - how is it that every single blog post you make me cry? you are the greatest mama. And Sookie someday is going to cherish these posts so much.
    I love her & you.

  5. I love your post, your page, your about me....!!

    #1 - Sookie! I love that name! I am a Gilmore Girls fan....did you get it from there? :)
    #2 - Your name is cool too...what does it mean?
    #3 - Your post is just precious from your mom to your friend to your baby girl....
    #4 - HUGS across the miles because I don't know how you feel but I have gone through my own "hard" times recently...and pain gets pain...praying for you today!!

  6. So sorry about your little one. It's hard to see our little ones sick. My son was born with severe strabismus and it was hard for him.

    New follower through Boost My friday Hop. I am glad I found your blog. So touching.

    Have a great weekend

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    I just found your blog through one of the Friday blog hops. Have a great weekend!!

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  8. So sorry to hear about your sweetie. I wanted to stop by, I saw you were a new follower of mine.
    I am now a new follower of yours. I look forward to reading more. Beautiful post!

  9. THe pic reeled me into your beautiful words. I wonder similaR concerns about my boys every.single.day.