Monday, April 19, 2010

For the Love of Friendship



One mommy. Three kids. Four flights. One mile of sprinting with three kids to make a connection. Two shuttles. Eight hours in a car. Two sick boys. Countless hours of missed sleep...

And six days that made it all worthwhile.

Years from now I won't remember the hardships of travel but I will cherish the memories of time spent with a dear friend..our first extended time together since we graduated from college 15 years ago.

Back then we ate Rice Krispy treats by the panful, borrowed each others' clothes, and talked about boyfriends-now-husbands.

These days we eat spinach salads, watch our daughters borrow each others' clothes, and still talk about our husbands-then-boyfriends.

Our lives look very different and our homes lie in completely opposite parts of the country. {Her kids live in snow boots; mine live in flip-flops.} But kindred spirits have a way of keeping us connected over years and distance.




As time marches on, my soul clings hard to the few sister-friends God has blessed me with during different seasons of my life. Friends who live far away but always feel close.

She is one of the dearest.


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Linked up with Tuesdays Unwrapped {Chatting at the Sky.}

12 comments:

  1. So glad you had so much fun. I wish all the boys would have been well. What a blessing to get to spend that time with such a dear friend. I know she loves you dearly, for you are a super special friend and one who shines brightly for Jesus.
    I love you
    julie
    www.homeschoolblogger.com/juliestew

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  2. I've missed your posts. I was about to email you to harass you but then I thought, no, how rude. Anyway, I'm glad you're back.

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  7. This is so wonderful. I miss some of my dear friends from college. Seems we are all so scattered.

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  8. So you've been traveling! I wondered where you were. . . I clicked over several times to see if I could catch you. . . I miss your voice when you're away. But I'm so glad you were off on a re-connecting adventure. What a blessing friendship is!

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  9. OH. YEAH! Those sister-friends we've been blessed with deserve lots of nurturing...I'm getting ready to host a dear one I haven't seen in 17 years - half of my life has flown by without her in the picture! Hope this weekend is as successful as yours was! *blessings*

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  10. So glad you got to go and so glad you returned safely . . . and so thankful that the time in between the going and the returning was simply wonderful. You are blessed!

    Love you forever,
    MOM

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  11. So nice to meet you!
    Your blog is adorable and so are you...
    I am following you. Im purehunnybee at With all my heart...Deborah

    Deborah :)

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