Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 44, February 17

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.

- Charles Lamb

Those who know me, or who have been reading this blog for a while, know that friendship is a subject close to my heart. I am blessed with many friends, each of whom bring something different and special to my life.

This is my sister and best friend Carla, who complements me in so many ways and makes life better for all who know her.

There is my sweet daughter Alanna, who shares my offbeat sense of humor and has given me two beautiful grandchildren.

There is my friend Amanda, writer extraordinarie, who offers up encouragement and understanding when I get down about this crazy profession we've each chosen.

There is Laurie, who has known me and put up with me for more than 16 years. She forgives my goofiness, occasional naughtiness, and teasing.

There are Tami and Marian who, for more than 12 years, have walked with me, adjusting their rapid, younger pace to my slower, older one.

There are Jeannie, Janet, Holly, Barbara, Joan, Myrna, Patti, Phyllis, Judy, Julie, Mary, Grace, Marilyn, Marlene, Karen, Bev, Deliese, Natalie, and dozens more.

This I know for sure: each friend is a precious flower in the bouquet of my life.


  1. And you are a precious flower in the bouquet of my life. (What a beautiful phrase! I couldn't resist repeating it.) Thank you for bringing sunshine to cloudy days with your faith and friendship.

  2. Thanks for the shout out today Mom. That brightened my day. So good to have good and dear friends.

  3. Isn't it true that each friendship does bring something different to one's life! I love to feel my friends' influence on me and be grateful for them. I'm glad we're friends. So grateful for your posts every day and your generous heart.