Saturday, February 28

Friend, Amigo,Ami,Freund

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb."

"Life without a friend is like death without a witness."

" A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."

(I got those proverbs from this website)

Today is a goregous sunny day and I am loving all of the uv-rays. It is one of those days that stops to make me ponder things, appreciate, just quietly sit and get warm. So what I pondered today was my friends. I am truly, WITH OUT a doubt BLESSED when it comes to the wonderful people I have in my life. I was worried about moving to another country and not having anybody to get away with. To laugh & cry with. I know, I know I always have my hubby and he is the one of the top ones on the list. He knows that or I hope he does. To me though you must have those women in your life that change things, affect you in a postive way, give you that away time from the other half of you. Sometimes you even find that in another guy. But I only have those guy friends from before my marriage. You have to be careful there with the guy friend thing. =)

Well my luck and blessings certaintly did not run out when I moved here. I still have been able to remain in good contact with those back home in the states and made a couple more. Two that really make it easy here, B & K. Those are the two I think of inviting places first, the ones that if I wanted to mitch and moan about something I would call. They have always shown they care about me and want the best for me in the short 8 months of friendship. I also have J & A...but the first two I just clicked with instantly, and one is leaving this fall. Which the thought of for me saddens me. Just the way it is in the get to travel meet some awesome folks..but one day they will be taken from your circle and at times it is the best for them.

They say you loose friendships the older you get, that once you have a family it is hard to keep close. There have been those that slip away, you loose that bond with I have noticed. But some of them were not worth the time I was putting into them. Maybe I was not worth the time other ones were putting into me, would like to think I am a good friend. However there has to be times I just did not give them what they deserved. To think I never made mistakes would be waay to cocky of me. To me though you count your good friends as family. You hold on, do what it takes, those lil.. "just calling to say I love ya and hello" calls, the birthday cards(from me that are always late). I have gotten stronger friendships as I got older, to be able to detect the bullcrap from the truth. That is why I am truly blessed when it comes to friends. Alaska, Utah, Texas and now Belgium have introduced me to amazing, spectacular people. Some moved away before I did and now I have great places to go vist them. Wow really starting to feel like the word "I" is being used. Does that look bad? What other word could I use without it being worse proper grammar than I already use. =) hahaha

Anyways off my main reason for the blog....just to say THANK YOU to my girls, the few guys, my sisters, my blessed family. I certaintly did something right in the last life to get these people in this one.

Do not get me wrong there have been negative people that fooled me and I let in and got hurt. Do not want to seem all. " Love my life, all is perfect". I just wanted to be able to put it out there to the friends that read this that I KNOW how lucky I am to have them. That if I have not told them thank you before. THANK YOU!!! For the things you have done yesterday will do today and I know you will do in the future.


Claire said...

B, this is a beautiful tribute. I admire people who say thank you from the heart. A thankful person is poetry in motion.