Monday, November 26, 2012

Thankful November - F

F for Friends

This time of year, most people when asked would tell you how thankful they are for their family.  And while I am so blessed and thankful for my 5 beautiful children, and my wonderful husband, and our families, I can’t help but think about our friends, and how blessed we are to have them in our lives.

We don’t live anywhere near our extended family, and only rarely do we get the privilege of being with them for holidays, birthdays and other general life celebrations and sorrows.  Instead we have been blessed to have friends who love us, and have become our “family” to celebrate and share our lives with. 

In the 13 years that we have lived in Sioux Falls, we have made so many close friends!  When we can’t make the trip to be with our families for holidays, we have friends who we know we can count on to make the holiday special with us.  And when we need last minute babysitters, a favor, a prayer, an ear to listen, or just a break, I know there is someone that I can count on to be there for me. 

In our technology age, I have some friends that I’ve never met in real life and I may never have the privilege of meeting in person ever, but they are friends just the same. I have a wonderful group of mom’s that I met because of a message board when I was pregnant with my fourth child.  My husband used to laugh when I would tell him a story about one of my “May Mommy Friends,” but after 5 years, he’s used to it. J  I also have my “Wrap Pack” friends, who all share my passion for wrapping candy.  Both groups are very special to me, and I love that we share ideas, encouragement, tears, prayers, and laughs.     

However God brought you into my life, whether it’s through my church, my kids, my hobbies, or a chance meeting at Elegant Mommy, you are my friend, and you are very special to me.


1 comment:

Nancy said...

Awwwww! You're special too! This was very well written. . .
It IS surprising how you can become friends with people you've never met -- sometimes better friends than those you see every day!