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Most Normal Girl

Friday, January 07, 2005

Girl Friends Make All The Difference

My friend, Carrie, is coming in for a visit this weekend! She's coming solo, so that we can have some quality "girl time" and I couldn't be happier. I've missed my friend sooo much. I can't wait to just sit around and do what we do best: talk, catch up on Life, hug, and LAUGH. There are those friends who are just a special part of your life ~ it's a reminder of how much we need each other.

The best part is that I get to fly up and see her again just two weeks after that! Katelyn, her daughter, is turning the big O-N-E and I'll be there for the birthday celebration.

My mom sent me these words about friends, this past Wednesday (written by an unknown author). I think it rings true: (PS - thanks, MOM)

When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, and then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many friends. One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man. Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom. Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be. One friend will say let's pray together, another let's cry together, another let's fight together, another let's walk away together. One friend will meet your spiritual need, another your shoe fetish, another your love for movies, another will be with you in your season of confusion, another will be your clarifier, another the wind beneath your wings. But whatever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion, on whatever the day, or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back, or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself ... those are your best friends. It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many it's wrapped up in several ... one from 7th grade, one from high school, several from the college years, a couple from old jobs, on some days your mother, on others your sisters, and on some days your daughters. So whether they've been there 20 minutes or 20 years, (take the time to recognize) the women that God has placed in your life to make a difference.
Posted by Jessie_b :: 1:12 PM ::