I John 3:18

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

7 THINGS I'VE BEEN DOING...

1. FEEDING PEOPLE
2. CLEANING
3. LISTENING TO SOME GOOD MUSIC
4. WATCHED THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON OF "THE OFFICE" WITH DARRYL, JIL, JUSTIN, AND ELIZABETH. (ALL IN ONE NIGHT...YEAH, WE WERE UP LATE...GOOD TIMES)
5. HUGGING MY BABY
6. PLAYING A BIT WITH MY ITOUCH
7. LAUGHING AT DYLAN DANCING AROUND NAKED.


*WE HAD SO MUCH FUN WITH JIL AND JUSTIN. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. AND ELIZABETH AND DAVEY CAME OVER A COUPLE NIGHTS, TOO. LOVE THEM SO MUCH ALSO.
PEOPLE DEAL WITH GRIEF IN SO MANY WAYS. ONE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW THEY DEAL WITH IT UNTIL THEY'VE COME FACE TO FACE WITH IT. SOME PEOPLE WITHDRAW, SOME PEOPLE CLOSE THEMSELVES OFF, SOME STAY BUSY. ALL GOOD THINGS, AS LONG AS THEY DON'T CONTROL THAT PERSON. ME, I'VE DONE A BIT OF IT ALL. BUT, THE ONE THING THAT HELPS ME SO MUCH MORE IS BEING WITH MY FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS. I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT. I LOVED BEING ABLE TO SEE HILARIE, KRYSTLE, REBECCA, KELI AND ZACH WHEN I WAS IN OKLAHOMA. AND I LOVED HAVING THE NEWKIRKS AND DAVEYS OVER. IT MEANS A LOT TO ME THAT THEY TOOK SOME OF THEIR OWN TIME AND INVESTED IT IN ME. I CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW IT HAS TOUCHED MY HEART THROUGH THIS EXTRA SENSITIVE TIME. (WHICH I KNOW WILL STAY SENSITIVE...THAT'LL NEVER WEAR OFF.)
SEVERAL MONTHS AGO ON THE PHONE, I TOLD MY SWEET FRIEND MANDOLYN HOW MUCH MY FRIENDS MEAN TO ME. FOR SOME REASON, I'VE BEEN GIVEN NUMEROUS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIPS OVER THE PAST EIGHT TO NINE YEARS. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW LIFE IS SO MUCH EASIER TO HANDLE WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS TO SHARE IT WITH. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE CLOSEST WITH MY DADDY, MOMMA, SISTER, HUSBAND, SON...BUT THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE FRIENDSHIPS IN LIFE THAT HELP SO MUCH. I'VE ALWAYS LOOKED UPON FRIENDSHIPS AS SUCH A BLESSED GIFT. I NEVER THOUGHT IN A MILLION YEARS THAT I'D ENDURE WHAT I HAVE ENDURED RECENTLY. AND THESE BLESSINGS I'VE BEEN GIVEN HAVE SOFTENED THE BLOW. I LOVE YOU GUYS. YOU REALLY CAN'T KNOW HOW MUCH I NEED YOU ALL. AND I WILL EVEN MORE NOW, BECAUSE I HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONE TO CALL WHEN I'M REACHING TO DIAL MY MOMMA'S NUMBER. THANK YOU FOR MOURNING WITH ME.

HERE'S SOME LIL' "FRIEND QUOTES" AND VERSES THAT I LOVE.

"THE BEST WAY TO HAVE A FRIEND IS TO BE ONE." -RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"LIFE IS NOTHING WITHOUT FRIENDSHIP." -CICERO

"A FRIEND LOVES AT ALL TIMES.." -PROVERBS 17:17

"OIL AND PERFUME MAKE THE HEART GLAD, SO A MAN'S COUNSEL IS SWEET TO HIS FRIEND." -PROVERBS 27:9

"THE FRIENDSHIP THAT CAN CEASE HAS NEVER BEEN REAL." -SAINT JEROME

"SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I'LL SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE." -???

"GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAT ONE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." -JOHN 15:13-

1 comment:

Andrea said...

I Love You TOO!!! I wish you were here, it would be so nice to have a friend close by. Getting better. I promise to email Monday or Tuesday. Hubby has been on the computer every extra minute selling on Ebay. Trying to put enough aside to make while he is off for surgery. (Any day now, they are just waiting on the MRI.)
Anyway, I miss you. Talk to you soon!! :)