Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Friends

I'm the type of person that is very social. I love to laugh, have a good time, have lots of friends around. The problem that I find is not in finding "friends". It is in finding deep meaningful friendships that actually impact you.

In my "adult life" I've found far too often that I have been on the wrong side of a fair weather friendship. They take & take & take & take, and rarely, if ever give back. Or when you really need them their excuses are too numerous to count. I often have been warned by parents & my dear husband that I am far too nice, far too giving to these people, and because of it, I often end up hurt.

But then there are a few friends with whom you have that connection with. It's more than just a hi when you see each other. It's more than some trips to the movies or to the mall, or for coffee. It's the type of friend that you can call at 2 AM and cry because your baby won't stop crying. It's the type of friend that no matter how far away you live from them, they are still your "closest" friend. It's the type of friend that even if you go for years (yes, YEARS!) at a time without talking, you can see them at the airport & pick up EXACTLY where you left off, as if no time has elapsed.

To these friends, I am so thankful for you. To these ones that pour into my heart & into my life, I am so thankful. To these people that are more than just friends, I am thankful I can count you among my family. I love you, you mean the world to me & I treasure our friendship. Thank you for being you!!

Just as an FYI: Lorin, we don't have any pictures of the two of us. How sad is that?

1 comment:

Britney said...

Oh, Christy. This post came on the perfect day. I love you. I'm so thankful you are my friend, too!