This week’s theme invites you to share your most unique experience of friendship. What moment, memory, experience, person comes to mind?
Welcome to Week Three Circle of Friends Challenge hosted by Raili of soulgifts. This week’s theme is Friendship and Gifting:
WEEK 3 Theme : Friendship and Gifting
Have you ever received a precious, priceless gift from a friend? Or given one yourself? What was it, and what made it so special? OR imagine gifting something priceless to a friend. What would you choose and why?
Stacy is one of my closest friends. Two years older than me, she is actually more like a big sister. We attended the same high school, and we like to joke that I followed her to college, selecting the same course of study and pledging the same sorority.
Our friendship continued beyond college graduation, growing stronger over the years. We’ve celebrated one another’s successes (marriage, children, master’s degrees, promotions, etc.) as well as supported one another through life’s challenges. No matter what happens, I know I can always count on my dear friend Stacy.
There is one area of our relationship in need of maintenance: BIRTHDAYS! We generally do not exchange gifts, but we do send cards to mark the occasion. However, the cards are ALWAYS late! Both Stacy and I conjure up a million and one excuses to explain why the day comes and goes while the card (purchased weeks in advance!) sits on the desk, in the car or in a purse, most times properly addressed and stamped, patiently awaiting it’s journey to the U.S. post office. We always call one another on our actual birthday, and each year, the first few lines of the conversation goes something like this :
“Happy Birthday, Sweetie/Girl/Lady/Ma’am!”
“Your card is in the mail!” (immediately followed by a round of laughter)
Even our husbands tease us about our inability to mail our cards in a timely manner. The cards are always carefully selected and perfectly reflect our twenty plus years of friendship. However, the sentiments are always belated 🙂
Welcome to Week 2 of the Circle of Friends Challenge hosted by Raili at Soul Gifts. Here is this week’s assignment:
Who is your closest friend? Is there one or more? It may be someone from childhood. It may be your faithful four legged friend. Is it someone who has come into your life recently yet feels like you have known each other forever? What is it about them that makes them so special? What senses (sight, sound, smell, feel) do they evoke in you? What memories do you share? What form does your special relationship take? Do you bare your heart and soul to each other, warts and all? Do you laugh, cry, celebrate life together? How often do you catch up with each other? Is it in person, by phone, through social media? Is it someone you rarely connect with, yet each time you do, you pick up as if it were only yesterday? Is it someone who has passed through your life yet the memories retain a closeness?
There is only person who is all these things and more to me: MY HUSBAND. My husband and I will celebrate our seventeenth wedding anniversary May 29th, but we have been together for over twenty-five years. We are high school sweethearts ❤
I love my husband because of who he is. He has seen the best and worst of me (which can be pretty scary!), but he loves me any way. I could not ask for a better father for our children. My husband is all that I’m not, and so much better than I deserve. He is living proof that God not only provides all we need, He also gives us the desires of our heart. ❤
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Fellow blogger Raili at Soul Gifts is sponsoring a Circle of Friends Challenge. The topic for week one is to develop a friendship road map. After an exhaustive Google search, I discovered an image that reflects my views on relationships.
My inner circle are those closest to me and know me best. This circle is intentionally small, consisting of my husband and two best friends.
The next level includes those who loving, but are inattentive and distant. This is where I would place the majority of my family.
The outer level is everyone else: distant relatives, co-workers, and other casual acquaintances. These relationships are based primarily on circumstances.
This is my view on friendship. What about you? How would your friendship mud map look?