Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am thankful

I had this great plan last week to start the week before Thanksgiving and blog daily about my family and why I am thankful for them. My friend Holly beat me to it with her thankfulness post the other day. But I am going to be different. I am just blogging about family. Since today is one week before Thanksgiving, here goes my first thankfulness blog.

I am thankful for my friends. (They are my family, too.)

Holly, the bestest friend ever. She is a strong Christian woman who loves her friends and family. She has taught me about being a great friend to others. Holly is the homemaker of the group. She loves to cook, bake, and does a lot of canning in the summer months. She is very family oriented and hospitable. Holly, you make me smile and I love you dearly. You are always there for me when I need you.

Tiffani, the bestest friend ever. She is a strong Christian woman who is not afraid to tell you exactly like it is. She is a strong family woman and one of the best mommies I know. She has a fantastic sense of humor and is very sarcastic. I love that about her.
Tiffani, you are my sounding board. You listen intently and give very good advice. I love you dearly.

Tarah, Stephana, Tiffany, Erin and Amy Jo. These girls are my support group. We are all there for each other and hold each other up in prayer. We laugh, cry and goof off together. Our yearly "girl's night" weekends are very precious to me.
Girls, you all mean the world to me and I love you all. Thanks for showing me that even though we are all a little different, when we are together, we are great!

Jennifer, my newest friend. Although I haven't known her long, she is a true friend. I enjoy our sideline talks while our boys play different sports together. The kids picked out great friends and through them, we have built a friendship also.
Jennifer, thanks for being my friend. I am thankful for you.

Karen, a forever friend. She is the type of friend that you will have forever. She is loyal, trusting and honest. We will always be connected through our husbands jobs and our journeys through adoption together.
Karen, you are special in my life and an incredible Godly woman. You are an inspiration to me.

Peggy, an oldtime friend. She was my closest friend in high school and part of college. We lost touch when our lives turned in the direction of work and marriages, but she has never been far from my mind.
Peggy, I am so glad we re-connected and I am thankful for you and your friendship.

Friends are a very important part of life. Everyone needs friends and everyone needs to be a friend. Be thankful for your friends and don't be afraid to let them know how much they mean to you.

3 comments:

Snowmommy said...

Wow, thanks! Who knew you were such a sap! :)

Tiff said...

Awwww! I get to be the bestest sarcastic friend ever! (tear) Thanks for the pick me up!

Peggy said...

You will always be a "special" friend in my life :) It is fun to have friends that will laugh at and with you all at the same time!