Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Endurance


















“A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable”

~ Billy Graham

My hand ('Aged & Weathered' photo) was on the right, and my friend Lisa's was on the left...We are only one month apart, me the oldest of all my friend in that way... That was our idea together since she always said her hands look older, but she runs a farm, and mine are always in food and water in a way...

I like the comment about our pinkies touching, and relates to the love the group of neighborhood girls have for each other after all these years. This group of friends above met on Sunday have discovered that we all felt the others household was better than our own, but after talking we realized we all suffered abuse in many ways. Now we are raising our own children with love and kindness in a way that empowers them to be better parents as well. How did we survive the alcoholism, physical and verbal abuse from them and men in our lives, and break the chains? Our sense of humor. Our drive to survive. Some of our sisters, children, nieces and nephew of those however did not make it as far as we have. We go on for them.

We sat in the restaurant for five hours laughing non stop. As each story surfaced of our antics as children...the healing became even more apparent...like mist rising off of water, and evaporating into the air...

Life- You just keep throwing the curve balls, because I will never drop my bat. You may not like the way I swing or even play ball, but you will not have the last laugh! It's all about having fun, and not about winning anyway...

[Friday night's reunion meet-up, and my little sister in the green shirt up front]

4 comments:

Patty said...

You look like you are having a great time. Long live humor!

Ann said...

It is good to have girl friends. I had a group of very good girl friends in Singapore.

Now, some of us at work are great mates, we celebrated one's 50 with a pot luck, because she couldn't afford having one.

Just telling it like it is said...

Looks like you all are having the time of your life!! Can't wait to meet up!! It was nice talking with you yesterday!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Look at you go love the pic's of you. You're hair is looking very sassy!