I don’t have a lot of time to read blogs anymore, but I still have a huge blogroll with all the sites I had bookmarked. There are all sorts of blogs–blogs about photography, cooking and crafts. Others are personal blogs of friends and family. (I have to admit, I keep up with most of my friends on Facebook now…) And as I much I loved reading all of them, I realized it was one of those time suckers that I needed to take a break from. However, every now and then, I get a chance to look at my blog roll and one grabs my attention so I give it a read. This morning was one of those. Ashley has a great little blog and I love what she shared. Take a look if you like…
I have a sign in my house that says, “Having a friend is a comfort that can never be taken away.” I love that sign. I think it means so much to me because my friends have played such an important role in my life. I look back and remember so many special friendships–those from childhood, growing up through high school and college, and now as I am in another stage of life, as a wife and mother. I purchased the sign several years ago when my children were even younger and I was remembering how grateful I was for the friendships I had with other mothers of young children. We were getting to spend quite a bit of time together as our kids weren’t school aged yet and we could meet more often for coffee and playdates. These friends-who I still so blessed with-helped me through so many of the early stages of young motherhood. And I know even though we may not get to visit as much as before, we will be there for each other as our children continue to grow and we start facing other joys and sorrows that life brings our way.
Today, I think it’s important for all of women to remember that despite any differences we have, deep down, we all want to be loved and accepted.
Maybe you can relate a little. What do you love best about the friends in your lives?