Thankful Thursday {friendship}

Thursday, September 2, 2010


A friend loves at all times

Proverbs 17:17

I have been abundantly blessed in friendship throughout my life. I still have friends that I keep in touch with from when I was Kate's age (hello Stacy and Trish!). I still have friends from grade school, high school, college, grad school, work, having babies, moving around, Virginia (Hi Bagel and Tessa!), church, Mom's groups (hello Staci!) etc. In fact, a few Christmas cards each year are mailed internationally.

What amazes me though is that God continues to bless me with new friends all the time. I have only known Di and Jennifer for a few years (about 3 or more) but they have become such dear friends to me. I feel like I have known them all my life. Our days at the beach were so easy. We only put make-up on for the one night we went out (I think). We could be completely at ease with one another. They saw me for all of my uptight and neurotic self and I saw all of their fun and laid back ways. They make me want to be a better person. We had some deep and long talks and they inspired me.

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(please keep in mind that we were up til the wee hours of the morning talking for a few nights in a row~so we might look a bit tired;)

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So today I feel thankful for all of my friends...old and new.

I am also thankful to Jen's parents, Ralph and Linda. Di and I kind of got to know Jen's parents through the supportive and loving messages they left for Jen and her family while traveling to China to get Wesleigh. They were kind enough to come to the beach to meet the girls (and me and Di too). The girls all loved "Maw Maw and Paw Paw". Kate especially took a real liking to Jen's Dad. Unfortunately, Kate does not have a grandpa and her whole face lit up when he showered her with attention. Kate had a blast with them both. And we Moms got to go out and have a nice meal and a real conversation (uninterrupted, no less!) I am just so sad I did not get a photo of Linda with all the girls!


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16 comments:

  1. FUN FUN FUN!!! What pretty moms and little girls!!! You all look like models! :)

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  2. You are so blessed to have incredible friends and family. I hope you have them many more years in your life.
    (sorry for my bad grammar im spanish)

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  3. I was seriously thinking how beautiful you 3 looked!

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  4. Love the picture of you ladies all together! What a beautiful group you all are!

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  5. "uptight & neurotic" is not how I would describe.

    It would be more like lovely & sincere!

    It sounds like the perfect girl getaway with some pretty fine women!

    Lea
    xo

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  6. How fortunate you are to have such dear friends from many stages of life. I agree, other than my family, I am so thankful for my wonderful friends. What a light they are in life.

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  7. That looks like a great time with good friends. I think God places people in our path at the exact moment we need them the most:) Love you!

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  8. It is truly amazing the friendships you make on the amazing journey to our babies..
    Love you my friend.
    Hugz..

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  9. I have so enjoyed reading about the beach trip and seeing pics of all of the BEAUTIFUL girls. I am just sick that I didn't drive down to meet you and Diana (I have met Jen in person). I am only two hours away and Gulf Shores is home away from home. In fact, we are going there twice this month. WE just love it down there. I can't believe you girls were this close to me. Mallory and I would have took a little road trip.
    Maybe next time.
    Love,
    Adele

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  10. You all look great! Happy Mommies and happy little girls!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

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  11. So sweet! You Moms and daughters are all so beautiful! Friends are such a treasure and blessing!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Janet

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  12. Kim you are glowing! And you are SO BLESSED to have so many incredible girlfriends! It must be such a wonderful feeling! I am praying and hoping for the same:)

    Big Hug,

    Sibi

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  13. What a beautiful post Kim..... the friendships we make along the way are truly amazing.

    It looks like you had a wonderful week at the beach with the girls. You are so lucky to have one another.

    Love the pictures of the girls with Ralph....and you, Jennifer, and Diana look BEAUTIFUL.

    xoxo,

    Lisa

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  14. This looked like such a special trip...wonderful friends are priceless!!

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  15. What a beautiful bunch of moms and daughters. I'm glad you all had such a wonderful time together. Looks like such fun!

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  16. LOVE It love the Smiles and that
    PAP PAW too-
    a great sport he was indeed
    God does send the right ones right on time every time- all thr time;)
    love kates dress too-
    Cindy

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