Five Minute Friday: “Friend”

Blessed.  That’s what I am.  Blessed for my circle of friends and the family that I am surrounded by who are the best of friends.  And I strive to be more like these beautiful women.

My baby sister is one of the bestest friends any girl could wish for.  She believes in me no matter what.  She offers the most unconditional love.  A love that is second only to my Grandma’s love.  I’m blessed to have aunts who are my friends, my role models, and the women God intended to guide me when my Grandmother would no longer be around.  And they have.  They give me more grace than I deserve.  The world’s sweetest friend is my little cousin whose calm brings warmth & peace to my heart; she knows and offers an unconditional love that matches my baby sisters.  I’m so grateful for the women in my family who are my friends.

2014.03.23   (28)SQAnd I’m grateful for my friends who have become my family.  My best friend.  She shares my past, believes in my future, and always reminds me of my faith.  She knows the good, the bad and above all else she knows my heart and I know hers.  She is my family.  I have an amazing friend who has been there to nanny both my boys, been to church camp with me and offers a smile and an ear that is unmatched to any other.  My real life cheerleader in Arizona who cheers for me, supports me and is 100% on my side. Always. Without fail.  We share similar parenting styles, tea, tears, and so many laughs.

I thank God for all of my mommy friends (near and far) who have shared the stages of pregnancy / birth / infancy / toddler & beyond with me.  They accept me for who I am – a momma with sleepless and scattered thoughts who loves them, appreciates them, wants good for them, and enjoys sharing their tots & this stage of life together.

I want to be the friend to each and every one of my friends that they have been to me.  A blessing.  My five minutes are up – time to post without editing (eeek).  There are so many others I’m grateful for!!  Thank you all.  You women noted above know who you are.  I love you!
-T

Note:  Five Minute Friday is where hundreds of people come together in a kind of writing flash mob.  We write for five minutes flat.  All on the same prompt that is posted by Lisa-Jo Baker, author of “surprised by motherhood” .  We connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty.  There is no extreme editing, major grammar or punctuation correction.  Just happily free writing.  Unscripted.  Unedited.  Real.  And in support of each other.  Read more “Friend” posts here.

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11 comments

  1. I love this! Your amazing group of women makes me both grateful for the women in my life and humbled as I desire to be a better friend to the women I know and love.

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    1. 🙂 They are amazing!! I feel bad I didn’t even get to the friendship I have with my husband or brothers before my time ran out. Ladies first. 😉

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  2. Love how you spoke about all of your friends and how their friendship is meaningful in different ways. So true that often friendships can come and go and that we can be grateful for what we received during the time of friendship. Blessings! Have a lovely weekend!
    Cindy@Small Town Girl

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    1. After my five minutes were up I thought… AND I MISS THEM ALL SO MUCH!! I miss you, and C & K. The Easter photo on my fridge brings me several smiles daily. Hugs to you!! XxOo

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  3. I love this so much!! Almost as much as I love you ❤️ So thankful for you and SO happy you’re finally blogging 🙂

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  4. Yes! Mommy friends! Where would I be without the women who have helped me get through pregnancy, newborn, breastfeeding, schedules, naps, nutrition, sickness! Wow, we really need mom friends 🙂

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