Apr 6, 2016

The post about Girl Power

Few years back, I laughed when someone called me and the girls a “gang” and mocked our “girl power” relationship.  I myself sometimes suffocated by the extra sharing I had with my girlfriends.

Over the years, many things happened. Many girls fell out of my life, many other fell in.

I made new friends, lost others, became close to some, drew distance with some others.  And today I have those I call “besties” (best friends), others I call close, and my circle of fun hangout girls.  At 30, I chose who will be my Maid of Honor if I get married again, I chose who will be the godmother of my children, and I looked back at my childhood friends and promised a few I will always keep them as sisters (because those are the few with whom my relationship goes beyond friendships and girls circles).

But “that” Girl Power?

That’s my 1am call to my friend crying over the jeans that won’t fit.  My 7am call to tell her my crush is giving me a hard time.  Our 2pm exchange of lunch pictures. And above all that, the long minutes on the phone, each working over something, both silent, but hey! we are both hooked on that line and refused to hang-up! That’s our group hug after one gets married. 

That’s our group apology for the men and the husbands who accepted that hug, and our high appreciation for the men who will mark our lives and accept everything we are made of.  That’s to sharing each and every moment, as intimate as it might be.  That’s discussing every fear, as big and scary as it might be. 

That’s for the very long talks we have about our guys…
Side note (for the men to read very well!!!) :Stop believing us when we say we don’t talk about you, we do. We just don’t talk about our fights with you because we don’t want our girls to hate you after it.  Every girl can forgive the guy she likes / has a crush on / loves / marries… but her girlfriends will never.  So we just skip that part! And when you miss our couples outings, we always say you are stuck with something at work or with the family!

That's to wiping our tears away together. That’s for the tears of sadness, sorrow, worries and above all the tears of joy.  That’s for sharing the good and the bad.  

That’s for the road trips at 11pm to change the mood.  That’s for the sleepover.  That’s for the money talk, the make-up tips, the clothing advice, the emotional support, the good laughs, the tricks share.

That’s for the fights (yes we do fight. A lot!) and the arguments.  That’s for acting silly together in private and sillier in public.  That’s for the fun and the unlimited support. 

That’s for friendship. That’s for sisterhood. That’s for us, girls!

So voilà…

That’s what all the Girl Power is about.

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