Chat with the Girlfriend

I made Christmas presents delivery to a girlfriend's apartment last night.

This is a friend I can really imagine myself growing old with. We've known each other for years, and have seen each other through some of the toughest times.

As per 'tradition', she poured out two glasses of Pear Cider, and we chatted till wee hours of this morning. I had left Roboman at home, her husband was doing European time with his London private banking clients, and her baby was sound asleep in his room.

So it was a twosome girly time of sharing.

Last night, I learnt a lot about what being a Stay-At-Home-Mum (SAHM) could mean. The joys and the challenges, and the little experiences that others, not in their position, wouldn't see. I too shared updates about my life - my marriage, my family, my career, and all other little things in between.

There were tears, there was laughter, and best of all, there was encouragement, the comfort of being heard, and enjoyable companionship.

I thank God for this girlfriend, and I look forward to many more years of growing old together.


Anonymous said...

thats what gfs are all about :) i treasure such friendships dearly too.

Anonymous said...

wow she's a SAHM? From our sec sch? I just had some huh comments thrown my way and I told the person that for his info there Are a gd number of SAHMs from my alma mater OKAY...

imp said...

that's a beautiful friendship there.

celcilia_tjioe said...

Cherish that kind of friendship, girl!
We need them to extinguish our anger and for borrowing an ear when we are down.

mummybean said...

that's lovely. this is why even though my husband is my best friend, i need my girlfriends too. and yeah, i'm having a taste of it and being a SAHM is not easy at all!

~tif;fany* said...

so very lovely to have such a girlfriend to grow old with! =)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

nuttyjas: Indeed! With work and family and the busyness of life, it is these gfs that we really need to set aside time for, to keep the friendships going and not take each other for granted.

poiemakoinonia: Haha, no she's not from our alma mater, but if I am understanding you right, she is a very 'well qualified' SAHM =) Interestingly that was one of the topics of our conversation, about hers and her husbands' expecations and desires for her role as a SAHM (to nurture the child etc), vs some other people's expectations of the perfect housewife, and putting on the guilt when things are not perfect.

imp: It is!! And I'm thankful

celcilia: I am! To give towards the friendship too :)

beanbean: I know what you mean! Roboman is my best friend too but gfs are always needed! Looking forward to an experience at being a SAHM sometime in the future. Heh. Then we can trade stories :)

tiffany: Indeed! It is not that easy, I feel, to have such friends. Most of us grow up, move on, and lead different lives. It takes a lot of effort to keep friendships going, and a dose of God's providence that we don't grow apart!