In separating from Hubby I have had to suck up my feelings of dread of leaning on anyone and have reached out to some spectacular women. I am completely overwhelmed by the support and love I have received, and really just need to shout it out. All these great chicks are going through their own stuff, struggling through and yet they take the time to lift me up, make me vomit laughing and take me out to sing and dance with abandon (sometimes accompanied by various alcoholic drinks). Some of them are lifting me up through chat, distance doesn't matter, we laugh and cry and physical proximity doesn't even seem to exist, the emotional closeness is kind of ridiculous actually. Others kick me in the ass, curse with me when I need to curse and call up Max just to say "Hey dude, what's up? Listen to your mom, eh?" (in my best Minnesota accent). And yet other friends just go to crazy extremes to entertain me, you know who you are and those extremes are best left in the vault, bless your heart.
I feel fortunate. I may be forty but I am finally discovering the joy of female friendship and it couldn't have come at a better time. Kudos to all you rocking women out there who stand by your friends, wipe tears, kick asses, bring beers, rub backs, chat endlessly about nothing, share wicked chick songs, send silly cat links, curse and swear, bring apples, and basically let your friends know that you care. I am so incredibly lucky to finally know how cool chicks really are. Thanks ladies, you know who you are.