Barbara, Denecia, Julia and Patsy listened. And I listened to them. Only other women know what it is like to mother, and be wives and love like we do. It can be painful to love our children and our spouses. Every new relationship brings joy and pain, time spent together and unmet expectations. Only my girl friends understand the sleepless nights, and days spent waiting for our children to understand. They have an objective and loving ear as we review the past year.
My next trip on the beautiful ship being rocked by mother ocean will be with my husband. I will treasure it. I look forward to it. It will be romantic and will be great for my marriage. I will do more excursions and have more adventure. It won't be one thing, though. It won't be mothering and nurturing like a trip with my girls.