Monday, February 22, 2010

Make new friends, but keep the Old

Today my best friend from childhood is coming for a visit. I am so excited that my tummy is all jittery!! We have not had a few days together in several years. Most of our visits in our adult life have been spent sharing time with her niece and nephews and my 5 children, which is delightful but doesn't allow for a conversation to be finished. We hardly finish our subjects anyway before jumping to the next because we have so much to talk about when we see each other. Frances lives in NY but we grew up together in NC. We think each other is "HA-larious" (I know it's spelled with an "i") and so we laugh and laugh when we're together. I can't wait. This old girl could use some laughs!! Frances' life is full of adventures around the world and mine is full of adventures around the washing machine and toilet. We appreciate our differences and just love to be together. Frances and I have been encouraging each other in our faith for years. Sometimes we don't agree on politics and other things but I always admire her stance on things. Frances doesn't just pick a position and talk loudly about it. She lives her life that way. She has the biggest servant's heart of anyone I know, the kind that serves behind the scenes where no one even knows. I admire that. I struggle with serving but wanting everyone to applaud me and pat me on the back. She's just not that way.
Tonight we'll enjoy dinner out and come back and laugh at the Bachelor or just each other. We'll enjoy long walks on Bayshore, looking at all of Tampa's gorgeous homes, and time by the pool. I am so thankful for ALL of my friends. Time spent with them is a true joy, and I know the next few days will be no exception! I'll try to find a picture to post of us:).

15 comments:

Trish said...

Yippee skippee!!!! That sounds like so much fun! Frances sounds like a wonderful friend. Can't wait to hear about your visit! Have a great day! XO

Jillian, Inc said...

Nothing quite like time with an old girlfriend. Enjoy!

Rebecca said...

It is so so special when you have time to spend with a special friend, and old friends are the best. Have fun!!

Imjustagirl said...

Sounds like you will have a fun filled few days!! Enjoy:)

Suburban Princess said...

Have a great time! I love catching up with old friends!

A Town and Country Life said...

Have a good time.
I got together with a bunch of girls from grammar school last year. I hadn't seen some of them for 20 years, and the evening left a smile on my face for weeks. It is so nice to see old friends.
:-)

Love Being a Nonny said...

There is nothing like a lifelong friend! Have a great time!

The B Family said...

Sounds like fun! I've been following Frances' blog since you first recommended it--her posts are lovely--see if you can talk her into blogging more frequently.

CRICKET said...

How fun, truly nothing like a longtime friend!

bevysblog said...

How much fun!!! Have a ball... we would love to see a pic of the two of you - then and now!

Jo said...

Girl time is the best ~ even better when it's with a dear friend. Enjoy! We want pictures :)

Jo

Lauren said...

A true friend is one of a kind. I met my first friend when I was 3 and although we get busy, we always pick up where we left off. She is my true soul sister! Have an amazing time with your friend, girl! Laugh until you cannot breathe! :)

EntertainingMom said...

yes, what Bevvy said... a picture from now and then! Have a wonderful time and when you come back please help me get this song out of my head!!!

Mrs. Bogarde said...

So fun! Aren't friends priceless!

Housewife Bliss said...

I am so happy for you, my dearest friend in the whole world has moved to India so I only see her a few days a year when she summers in France, but alas this year we will pass like ships in the night....so lucky to have those few special days. Enjoy.