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Monday, June 18, 2007

“There are friends who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”—Proverbs 18:24
What made us friends in the long ago
When we first met?
Well I think I know
The best in me and the best in you
Hailed each other because they knew
That always and always life began
Our being friends was part of God’s plan
Friends are life's finest blessings. "Friend" and "free" are from the same root word; perhaps because you are free to be yourself with a friend.
A friend hugs your heart.
You've always meant a lot to me-- far more than you could guess, Your understanding, thoughtful way is friendship at its best...
A friend, someone who’s tried and true,
Always willing to listen- even when you are blue.
But don’t forget to lend an ear,
Because your friend will someday need you there.
Friends may come and friends may go but,
A true friend is never far.
Though miles apart may separate you now-
They’re always close in your heart.
A friend is someone who knows who you are,
understands where you've been,
accepts who you have become
and still invites you to grow.
In the last few weeks I have learned that next to the word LOVE ...
the word used the most and yet has boundaries on is "FRIENDS"
Here I have found a few statements of friends or friendship
none tell me that it is only MY WAY FRIEND...they say we are
friends because we are honest and open and accept one another
we see that we will make mistakes do things that others don't understand...
but are true friends not ones that use that word to make themselves special
cause they called you a friend ..will understand and stand by you....where a person
might cut you out of family and friendship .....their understanding of FRIENDSHIP and LOVE
and being there for one another is what is inside their box ...and they never can be a friend
because they always change the rules on how they see friendship and family ...
to themselves they are perfect and never have done anything wrong to anybody ....
I have been very luck that my sister in law has always been the friend that accepts me ..
she see me down she see me with my foot in my mouth she see me and still LOVES ME
and is my FRIEND through all....she stands beside me not stabbing me in the back....
or turning the others against me ...or cutting me out of her life .And I am also blessed
that my new sister in law is allowing that kind of friendship to bloom too.
I have prayed to have the same relationships with my sisters and brothers and other family members....
In the last few weeks I have see this happening with in our family circle .....people hurt
because in the name of you did not do it my way .....your out
WHAT KIND OF FRIEND ARE YOU
MY WAY OR FRIENDS THROUGH ALL THINGS
listening and accepting, loving...being there through thick and thin.
Or are you the kind of friend that will be there when the casket is there
and you feel you have won?

2 comments:

Mrs. Miles said...

Judy, this is simply beautiful - thanks for sharing it! Thinking of you today! *hugs* Sis

Anonymous said...

I would really hope that this is not directed at me. If it is, I find it to be somewhat hipocritical, but that's only my opinion. If it is about us and there is something you wish to say to either one of us, then please call...god knows everyone else and their dog has, what's one more? It's unfortunate that it has all come to this Jud, it really is, but I will not appologize for defending myself, or standing up for my husband, or speaking my mind for that matter. If you wish to dicuss this off your blog, by all means call. I have no problem with that. I'm not mad, I'm not upset, I'm not really anything anymore. I'm quite over it, but clearly there are still issues at hand. How? I don't know, but whatever! If you need to call, call. If not, please let this be the last we hear of this. We're over it, we were done with it last weekend...It's enough already.

I'm assuming we will talk soon.

Shar and Bob. (and YES Bob is here reading this too...this is not sent only by me)