Friday, February 16, 2007
Because I am feeling sentimental
Because I am feeling sentimental, I wanted to write a little something about a special friend of mine.

I could not make it as a woman, a wife, a mother, without my girlfriends. They fulfill me and encourage me in so many ways. I need them and they need me. Today I feel so blessed to have a certain friend that I talk to on the phone. We never get to see each other because she lives a few hours away. She is a part of my past and thanks to the phone calls, a part of my future. It seems that lately we have been facing some of the same things in life. It's nice to know I am not alone. I have someone that can relate or understand my fears. I love my friend because I don't really have to use a filter when I talk to her, she knows my heart. She has witnessed my pain, my joy and a few other things. The Lord has used her to bring healing to my life and I am so thankful for her. Whether we discuss our children, our health, our husbands, reality tv shows or the Bible, I always hang up feeling FULL. She fills me up and I need that! That's what friends are for. Right? So I just want to say to my precious friend, thank you. You are an incredible woman and having you in my life challenges me to be a better mom, wife and woman. You are a blessing. Isn't it cool how God works? I think so.

It seems I have a lot of close friends that live far away. Oh how I wish I could meet them for coffee or meet them to shop. But I am so grateful for email and FREE long distance! Canada, Colorado, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Iowa, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri and North Carolina! There are some amazing women in those states! I wish I could have you all over for dinner. You would all get along so well!

  posted at 3:45 PM

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Glad that you have such a supportive friend!

At 8:35 PM, Blogger ~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory said...

I have a special friend like that too and she also lives far away from me.

You are right we all need special friends in our lives and not every friend meets those deep needs that we have.

I'm so happy that you have found a special friend like that.

Praying for you!

At 5:49 AM, Anonymous Wendy said...

I would love to meet you for coffee, hopefully we can do that someday. Isn't it awesome how God puts the right people in our lives at exactly the right time.

At 6:18 AM, Blogger Dee said...

Isn't it GREAT to have precious friendships. I too LOVE those who bless me, encourage me, and sometimes love me enough to tell me to get over myself. I often need that swift kick in the rear and only a few people love me that much. Sadly, most of my friends are far away too -- some I have never met face to face; but I love them all!! I ask for and treasure their opinions, because I know it will be given with love in their hearts and with Christ in their minds...

Ahhh - Friendships --- the thing that keeps me sane through my insane days as a wife and mom!!! :)

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Renee said...

A Very Sweet Tribute to your precious friend, Amanda! My friend, Sarah, who lives in a completely different time zone from me - is just like that and those are the kind of friendship you treasure for a lifetime!
P.S. Although it hasn't been "officially announced" - I will be joining your ranks as a mom of 3 soon!
Sweet blessings!

At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Karen said...

I do not know what I would do without all the "girls" in my life. If we are very honest with ourselves we will admit that most everything we do is for the approval and admiration of our girlfriends (and other women). We dress for women, we do our hair for women, we cook certain things for women . . . and so on. We need each other's approval. I think it's a good thing.

For example, I have done my hair a NEW way today. It's a style that is VERY new to me. I like it but the real test is what all the "girls" at church are going to say. All this morning my mind has been saying, "I hope Jeri likes my hair!"

One very special "girl" in my life comes to mind. This girl can make me or break me. She can bring down to where life really is or she can take me higher than I think I can fly. She supports me even when I do stupid stuff. She cheers me on when I think my task is impossible.

She is YOU.

I love you and I need you. I need your approval and I need your correction. I trust YOU with my life. You are my daughter and you are my friend.


At 11:03 AM, Blogger Paula said...

I am so glad to have met you via blog and i now can call you my friend.

We will get that coffee some day. And some gooood Mexican.z

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Gwen said...

Hi-I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you! I hope you are having a good week so far!

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Emily said...

I just love how you bare your soul. Its so wonederful when God gives you women to level 5 with! Its also incredibly wonderful that the Creator of the universe wants me to level 5 with Him! I love His ways don't you?

God bless,

At 3:51 PM, Blogger Kate said...

just think... one day we WILL all get to meet and sit down and eat some major manna together!


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