Girlfriends to the Rescue

It’s a funny thing about girlfriends and vacations. For some reason, no matter how much I love my man, I love my girlfriend time almost as much.

I’m in Washington DC for a few days with my hubby, visiting my dear friends from days gone by in good old Waldorf. While I don’t miss the traffic, weather, folliage, minority status, or lines at grocery store, I sure miss the girls. Talk about salt of the Earth, what is it about women in the mission field that so totally rocks?

Maybe I’m partial to Out of Zion territory because I was raised that way, but I can tell you one thing for certain, these girls have each other’s backs. Don’t get me wrong, we’re all flawed, but I made friends in Waldorf that I’ll selfishly keep for life. And we’re not just talking about casual friends, these girls get right down to business when it comes to being friends.

They’re the kind of women that don’t hesitate to call you in the middle of the night because they know you’re up watching reruns of Say Yes to the Dress and stewing about life in general. They’re the friends that you can forget to call back for thirteen months, but when you finally dial that number, they don’t need caller ID to tell them who’s on the other end, and they don’t need a psychic to tell them why you’re calling.

This trip is exactly what I need. A few days away from the mountains do wonders for a girl’s perspective. Besides, my kids were so excited to go on “Buh-cation” to their grandma and grandpa’s house, they won’t even know I’m gone.

Funny, but I’m already missing those cute little buggers.

(Notice I did not call them parasites? It took some serious effort to hold back on that one.)


  1. I have some friends like that, years will pass before we even talk, but it seems like not a day lost. Love it!!

  2. Is spawn better than parasites?

  3. While you’re in DC area will you please eat at Cosi’s for me? Best sandwich restaurant ever!

  4. Say hi to everyone for me…those ladies are incredible!

  5. Totally get what you’re saying, a good girlfriend is priceless; truly!

  6. Girl time is some of the best time ever. I didn’t get that for a long, long time. Now I do. So cool.

  7. Fun Fun Fun—Ooooo, I miss my girlfriends so much. I haven’t a stinking friend here. My best friend from high school however is one hour drive from me, but it is so hard to get together. I won’t drive at night and I hate traffic and I’m afraid a moose will run out in front of me.
    Anyway, cherish that time and God bless our friends.

    Those little parasites, I mean Buggars —-or Kiddies will do just fine at grandma’s.

  8. Annie,

    It has been great seeing you! Looking forward to dinner tonight . . . .

    AND thank goodness the definition for bugger has changed throughout the years or you’d REALLY be in trouble . . . . please don’t go google it . . . REALLY DON’T DO IT!!!

    Maybe I shouldn’t come to dinner tonight 🙂

  9. I really believe that women need other women. It’s really about someone “getting” you, knowing all about you, and choosing to be your friend in the face of it. I love that kind of love. It’s rare and beautiful.

  10. Ditto, ditto, ditto!
    Have a great time.

  11. I always love time out with the girls…it rejuvinates me.
    Had a fun time catching up with you tonight 🙂

  12. Have a wonderful trip. Its sounds divine! I wish I had some friends close by to where I now live. I really miss my girlfriend bonding time. Enjoy!

  13. Trust me, June knows your gone. For some reason she keeps calling me “mama”. By that I mean, she keeps looking at me with a lost look in her eyes and saying “mama?” As I write this she and Rex are right here being little angels. And its not even opposite day!

  14. stephandlance says:

    Girl time is essential! It was really great getting together and catching up!