Lunch With Friends
A couple of weeks ago, I met a group of women friends for lunch and let me tell you about how fabulous it made me feel. I walked into the restaurant we had chosen. I was the first to arrive, so I thought I would go to the washroom after the drive. I emerged from the bathroom and I looked up and my heart made a fantastic flutter…
My Wonder Women are here!
My Wonder Women are a group of women that have kept me moving in the right direction all throughout my illness. These women are the ones who had my back. They wrote me letters…countless letters and notes of encouragement. They sent me text messages, positive messages, and kept me ‘in the loop’ about what was going on with them. They knew, no matter how long it was going to take, how to keep me feeling grounded and still ‘a part of’ the greater whole.
These Wonder Women could not be more different, and yet, they share so much in common. Together we can talk and talk…about everything and anything. I can honestly say, I was not bored for one millionth of a millisecond (I’m not that good with minutia but I’m pretty sure that is a tiny fragment of time)! Our conversation went all over the place and was fun and loving and caring and funny. We just never ran out of things to say. They are my biggest cheerleaders for my blog and I am so grateful for their kindness and encouragement.
There are quite a few of us, in our Wonder Women group. On this particular day, there were five of us. There was me, of course, who you are getting to know through this blog. I was the one who asked for us to get together. It was a kind of coming out party for me after spending a year in bed. So let me tell you about the others.
Wynona is a beacon of inspiration and motivation. She spurs everybody on to live their best life and offers ideas and creative ways to others for making life a little more manageable. She is like a beacon of hope for me and offers her light to any that need it. She sees my pain and has all the right words to honour it and to help in the healing process. She allows me room to be.
Talula has my back no matter what…I can tell her anything and she will never judge me. She cradles my soul like I am her most cherished possession. She is my soul-sister in so many ways and she has an understanding of me that grows in every direction along with me. She is a rock for me. She has so much love to give you can feel it filling up all the way to your finger tips. She is a force of spiritual energy and she is the calm in the middle of a deep breath in. Talula means business and she cares deeply about the people in her life. I am so grateful that I am one of them.
Emilia is a constant source of gratitude…she reminds me weekly on her Gratituesday posts. She has consistently sent me letters and personalized postcards of her incredible photography over the course of this past year and I cherish each one. I reread them often to hear her voice in my head. Her words sink deep in to fill me up so nothing bad can sneak in. Just when I find that I am feeling vulnerable, I squeal with delight as the mailbox is filled with another note. She is truthful and vulnerable herself. That makes us close. It makes our friendship easy. She too has so much love to give me and I am so deeply moved by that. I protect it so it can warm me in those precious moments.
Dakota is a reminder to myself always to be tender. She is a vulnerable soul who needs tending herself and yet she reaches out to me to let me know I am OK and that what I am feeling is real. She speaks to me of my truth through her own truths as well. She has a quiet, steady caring that sweeps across you like a summer breeze. Before you know it, you’re completely wrapped up in her love and compassion. She definitely gives the best hugs of all of us. She means it when she hugs…it’s like her life depends on it…and it probably does.
If you have a group of sister-friends who can fill you up…I cannot tell you how much you need them…always.
What a delightful time we had together! Any time spent together would have been too short but honestly, it was simply the best time I have had in a very, very long time. My wonder-women filled me right up to the brim until I was spilling over with love.
Life and love are truly SOMETHING WONDERFUL!
Love Ingrid x
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“If you have a group of sister-friends who can fill you up…I cannot tell you how much you need them…always”.