Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'd Like to Give a Shout Out!

In honor of 2 of my greatest friends on their birthday~

I hope that in your lifetime you get to experience TRUE friendship the way I have! I truly believe that God has sent me the Most Wonderful friends in the world! Yes, you should be jealous!
What is TRUE friendship? I don't have eloquent words to describe it, but I do have experiences that prove my friends know exactly what it is! I don't know how I got so lucky, but I am so very Thankful for every one of you!
The true friend test!
1. Have your friends taken care of your children day after day, without expectations of returning the favor
2. Have your friends taken care of your pets for 3 weeks straight?
3. Have your friends driven 3 hours to come see you just for a moment when you needed them most and then had to drive back 2 hours later?
4. Have your friends prepared meals for you on several occasions?
5. Have your friends set aside their own emotions/feelings to be strong for you?
6. Have your friends lifted you up in prayer?
7. Have your friends called you even in an awkward situation to ask how you are REALLY doing?

If you say "No" to all of the above, you need some new friends!
I have learned so much from my girlfriends, I hope I can make the same impact on my friends' lives!
Happy Birthday Ash & Ber

To be continued...

Where to begin... If you know me well (which most of you reading this probably do), you know that I have had a rough past month and a half with the loss of my mother. So many new thoughts and realizations run through my head, thoughts I believe God has given me to help me understand, comfort me, and to grow in Him. I had a really hard time accepting God's will for my mom, as most people do in death situations. I actually understand what it's like to be so angry with God that I don't want Him to interfere in my life. I had a great life, almost perfect, and in an instant, God decided to throw me trial that I never imagined facing. It still doesn't feel real, but I have to remind myself on a daily basis that it is.

Where am I going with this? You will see over the course of time!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ready. Set. Blog!

Well, here I am!! I know this has been long awaited for by a few of my friends... huh, little weird! It's like I have stage fright! I'm afraid of disappointing you, not performing as well as you may expect. What if I am uninteresting... such pressure in the blog-world! Hopefully I will meet all expectations... actually I don't care if I meet expectations! I decided to do this, not to fit in with my friends who have blogs (okay maybe just a little), but because I wanted a way to express my feelings, serious or silly! Hopefully I am better about keeping up with this than with myspace!! Here we go!