Monday, November 08, 2010

Day 8 - Be Thankful

Today, Monday, November 8th, I am thankful for...

MY FRIENDS! Man, I have some of THE best friends EVER!!! I try and teach my 8 year old not to use the word "FRIEND" lightly. That's a huge label to give someone. But I guess when you're 8 ANY and EVERY person you meet is considered a "friend". It is easier to say than, "associate"! LOL :-)

But I have some people in my life that I have known since elementary school. And one, in particular, I consider to be one of my very best friends. In fact, we use to live on the same street back in the day and use to walk to school together. DeeDee is a year older than me. But we've known eachother since I was in the 1st grade and she was in 2nd. Sadly, we don't get to see eachother like we'd like to. But when we talk, it's like talked everyday for the past 10 years :-).  I just love her!!

My other BFF :-) is Stacey!  Stacey & I met about 4 months after I became a SAHM.  And I am CONVINCED that God sent her to be in my life. Being a new SAHM mom, I was kinda lost and not sure where I fit in anymore. I mean, I had "friends" at work. But once I stopped working, I didn't see those people much. And communicating with them eventually came to an end. Sure, some of them I may chat with from time to time. But for the most part, those relationships are kinda over. Stacey moved here from Nebraska by way of Ohio. She too is a SAHM and when we met, she was pregnant with her 4th child. We met on a Monday as I was on my way to the bus stop on the first day of school to meet Markell. The first thing she asked me, after asking my name was if I was a scrapbooker :-).  Next, she mentioned that she and some friends in Ohio use to get together once a week for GNO to scrapbook. That was right up my alley! I invited her to scrapbook with me that following Wednesday and we've met every week since then...and that was over 6 years ago.

I have also been blessed with some wonderful people that I consider my friends, via this BLOG. I've had the privilege of meeting some of you in person. But over the years, I've developed some awesome relationships with people I have yet to lay eyes on. Love you guys!!!

Love my FRIENDS!!! What an awesome gift God has given us in our friendships!!!

1 comment:

Brown English Muffin said...

Friends truly are a blessing from god. We get to pick friends but not our family!! LOL