Saturday, January 5, 2008

A Time For Friends

I assume we all make a little time to meet with our friends around Christmas. Where would we be without even a small support system for many different reasons from big to small. Most people know they have the support and interest of family members in times of good and bad, but friendships are just as important, and we usually see them more often. Of course there are also those that are long distance friends whom we keep in touch with through phone or e-mail because we will always care about them, too.

Here are a couple of the long-time friends I met at church that I spend some time with throughout the year, Linda & Pat. We got together this time just to enjoy Christmas cookies and some sparkling juice. Stevie usually occupies himself with video games or a movie while us gals talk or play cards, but they always manage some time to tease him, and shove food in his face. We don't know how to look natural when the camera comes out so photos of us usually look lame as we try to act funny. Ahh friends, where you can display your obnoxious alter ego.

Here is another dear long-time Christian friend, Bonnie, and her son Shawn, on a day when my daughter Deliverance was able to join us. Bonnie & I met through our son's Special Education School when they were very small. She lives much further away so I don't get to see her as much but we have the phone, and usually can't spend less than a good hour on it.
I may not have many close friends but I know we feel comfortable with each other and can confide, and cry, and joke, and help, and even expect forgiveness. Friendship truly is a gift from God.


Susan said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks so much for stopping by, it's always so nice to meet other bloggers!

I'm new to this world, but really enjoying it tremendously.

I also have a son that has medical issues, and he is MMR. He is 22 and the joy of our lives as well.

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your special friends. Yes, they are truly a gift.

Blessings to you and your family in 2008!

I'll be back!

Barbara said...

Thanks for visiting. How right you are, there is nothing like having friends who you can be yourself with, warts and all. A true blessing.
I don't do resolutions, I don't believe God expects us to try and perfect ourselves but to rely on His life within us moment by moment. If "I" try I will fail.

Morning Glory said...

Those long-time friendships are such a treasure! This was lovely.

MelanieJoy said...

Sorry it's taken me so long...
Thanks for stopping by the other day. I've really enjoyed my visit here. I don't know if you read my profile but I work with kidos with autism. God has given me such a heart for these special ones. I stand in awe of all you guys do.

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, I know these ladies...Linda, you have not aged a bit! Looked like you were really enjoying your friends...and that is so important. Dee is as beautiful as ever too.

Amy said...

I am blessed with three very close friends that I like to call my Ugly Friends. You know the kind where you can be totally yourself. It doesn't matter if you've had your shower yet or that you've been crying for an hour and your nose is runny. They love you just the way you are!