We are on our way home today, but in the mean time my good friend, Safire, has a guest post for you. Safire is as good a friend as she describes below. :) She will be the first person I call when I get back home.
And, can I just say….I’ll be very happy when I can sleep in my own bed again?
What words would you describe a good friend? Trust, loyalty, support, fun, comfort. These are just a few of the words I would use to describe a good friend, and all of them I use to describe Lolli. Lolli and I met because we go to the same church. I don’t remember the exact moment we were introduced, but I do remember the first time we talked and I wanted to get to know her better. We were sitting in the couches in the foyer. I was pregnant with my first baby, she was pregnant with her last. She and I compaired due dates and realized that we were due only a few days apart. I was new to the area and had very few friends. I thought she would be a great person to get to know, if only because our kids would be similar in age.
After our babies were born, we spent a lot of time in the nursing mother’s lounge during church. (Remember, our church is 3 hours long.) She was gracious and answered my questions and let me gush about my beautiful little Butterfly-girl. She mentioned she liked to scrap book. So did I! We soon set up a weekly scrapbooking “date” and talked more and more.
Butterfly and AJ have grown up having to play together their entire lives. This year they are even doing school together. She baby sits my twins and takes awesome pictures of our family. She always inspires me to be a better Mom. I can always count on her to go on an adventure with me, or know where the good adventures are! I am so glad that our babies are only 8 days apart so that we were able to become such good friends.
I’ll leave you all with an anonymous poem about friends.
Simple vs. Real Friend
Anyone can stand by you when you are right.
But a friend will stand by you even when you are wrong.
A simple friend identifies himself when he calls.
A real friend doesn’t have to.
A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his/her life
A real friend says, “What’s new with you?”
A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent
A real friend says, You’ve been whining about this for years. !?&$*#!! Do smth about it!
A simple friend has never seen you cry
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears
A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ names
A real friend has their phone numbers in her address book
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party
A real friend comes early to help and stays late to help you clean
A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history
A real friend could blackmail you with it
A simple friend when visiting acts like a guest
A real friend opens your fridge and helps herself
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument
A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them
A real friend expects to always be there for you!
I hope you all have a good friend like Lolli in your life!
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