Friday, September 30, 2011

Five Minute Friday: FRIENDS

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.
We write because we want to, not because we have to. We write for fun, for joy, for discovery.
We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.
Won’t you join us?
    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Go a little overboard encouraging the writer who linked up before you.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes:

It's a listening ear who never has too much noise in her life for me.
It's a helping hand always reaching and giving in unselfish ways, teaching me to love and reach out to those around me...
It's a shoulder to cry on (even when the tears are filled with hormones)...
It's a conversation that ends with communion of prayer, understanding that "where two or more are gathered in my name..."
Mere acquaintance turned into unexpected, unanticipated deep friendship with a woman who has much in common, raising three children, running around, feeling pulled in every direction...oh how we relate!
A friendship that is more than skin deep and a kinship that is bonded through faith.
A relationship blessed and granted by Him and Him alone, who hears all my prayers.
Him who makes every hole...WHOLE in Himself alone by satisfying my deepest desire to have a close girlfriend to do LIFE with.
Tonight I thank the "GOD who sees me" who fills every crack and crevice in my broken life and I give him the glory for this friendship.

There is so much more I would love to write about friends.
God has granted me with my two sisters who will always be my friends if they like me or not..they still have to love me, right?  And two sister-in-laws who I love deep.
He has also blessed me with my life-long friend, who even though still doesn't live down and across the street, her parents do and I get to wake up every morning and look out my front window to her childhood home that I spent many a night in...I think of her most days, how she and I bonded in Junior High when we both felt so alone and out of place.  I think about how God sent her to me, and I to her...and how he has kept us in touch after all these years...I think of all of the movie lines we had memorized and code names we signed on our notes and how all of that is so near and dear to she is so dear to me, how I love her....
And I think about my other friend who moved to another state a few years back and how I thought my heart was going to break when she did, how it did break...I think of our kidless memories and the good times we shared, Joe and I and her and her husband...Young and full of life and dreams and how we enjoyed being together much of the time.  How rare it is for two couples to "click".  I miss our nights eating "bear claw" ice cream and watching the "X-Files".  But most of all I miss the years that passed when we got busy raising families and working jobs and not getting together enough when they were here.  
I cherish my phone conversations and sporadic  meetings in person with both...I want to make sure not to ever stop these get-togethers!  
True friendships are hard to come by in this world where most are out to gain for themselves.  I have learned to hold on tight and make every effort to stay in touch with those I call dearly loved because life can steam roll over meaningful friendships and time can pass quickly and before too long days can turn into months that turn into years...
So hold those friendships near and dear and nurture them, so they can grow into something beautiful.


Leebird said...

Thanks for coming by my blog, Emily! This is my first visit to your blog. It won't be my last. :)

What a beautiful family you have...and it sounds like you've been blessed with some precious friends in your life. Like you, I consider my sister and my sisters-in-love to be some of my best ones. :)

See you soon, LeeBird

P.S. How ironic...the word verification is "fulmom" A true one for both of us. :)

♥●• ─░zdiher •●♥ said...

Friend are blessing .You are lucky and real rich if anyone honest around you .Beautifully written post .

I wanna write too but it's Saturday today can I ?

Have a good weekend and follow each other .

Inspiring Always said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, too.

You are really blessed with great friends.

Great to know you from the Five Minute Friday link-up.

Take care and have a great weekend!