Today is Lauren's 19th birthday and I realized that I am wishing I was with her, to celebrate. It did my heart good to hear that her roommates put up a banner this morning and then sang to her. Friends make all the difference in the world don't they?
Speaking of friends I was able to connect with an old friend today ( well she's not old, but we have known each other for many years ). She is just the sweetest girl, she actually was our babysitter years ago. It was so great to connect with her again and to hear her sweet voice again. Fun to have such a good friend that even though you are miles away and haven't talked for years, that you can pick up the phone and talk just like it was yesterday that you saw each other. That is a TRUE FRIEND!
I am also grateful that my kids are such good friends of mine and that I had the opportunity to marry my best friend! Yes, friends are the treasures in life!
"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you." ~ Winnie the Pooh quotes
So tonight I will leave with this sweet poem about friendship and I want to thank you once again for being my friends!
How Many Friends ~ author unknown
The old man turned to me and asked
"How many friends have you?"
Why 10 or 20 friends have I,
And named off just a few...
He rose quite slow with effort
And sadly shook his head
"A lucky child you are
To have so many friends," he said
But think of what you're saying
There is so much you do not know
A friend is just not someone
To whom you say "Hello"
A friends a tender shoulder
On which to softly cry
A well to pour your troubles down
And raise your spirits high
A friend is a hand to pull you up
From darkness and despair...
When all your other "so called" friends
Have helped to put you there
A true friend is an ally
Who can't be moved or bought
A voice to keep your name alive
When others have forgot
But most of all a friend is a heart
A strong and sturdy wall
For from the hearts of friends
There comes the greatest love of all!!!
So think of what I've spoken
For every word is true
And answer once again my child
How many friends have you???
And then he stood and faced me
Awaiting my reply
Softly I answered
"If lucky...... one have "I"
"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world." ~ Brandi Snyder