I love friends. I like meeting new people and finding things in common with them. Living here in the Southwest is VERY different than the Southeast (as I've explained many times before) so, making new friends has been different. I wouldn't say difficult...just different. We met our neighbors the day we moved in. They had just moved in the week before. That was easy and fun. Carrie, my neighbor, has become my dear friend. Having someone you can count on right next door is priceless. I've also made some new friends through PTO and volunteering at John Russel and Mae's school. These moms and I have an instant bond. Our children. I've met people at our community club house. These are my "work out friends". These people I usually just say "Hi" to, but I see them almost daily and sometimes at random places like the grocery store or the park. There's this one little old man that is so sweet and always speaks to me and Will. We saw him at Wal-Mart (I know I go there WAY too much) and I think we made his day. So cute and sweet.
Then there's my old friends. These are the friends that I've known awhile. Some I think I've known since birth and no matter how long it's been we can pick right back up. I have so many friends that I can count on for just about anything. I love catching up with them and chatting on the phone. I also love to see what they've been up to thanks to Facebook! These friends are absolutely priceless. I love them all so much. Most of these friends are in the Southeast, and I can't wait to see most of them this Christmas.
Then there's my family. I'm so close to my sister,Selle and my sister-in-law, Nanci. I talk to these wonderful ladies all the time (by phone of course). I don't think I could get through the day without hearing from one of them. I have such unique relationships with so many of my family members, and I not only love them because they're my family. I love the friendships we share.
God has blessed me in so so many ways. I am so thankful that He has surrounded me with so many wonderful people to share my life with. No matter how small, each one has added something special to my life.
If you're reading this, I want to thank you for being my friend!