This past Sunday I had a photograph of a majestic red barn resting in front of an apple orchard...brilliant, strong and reminder of times past. It was the responses to the post that filled my heart with a smile and joy ~ to hear from a childhood friend and then to read of the friendship and sisterly bond between my mom and her good friend Linda. Friends are invaluable...sisters are priceless.
I'm thankful my mom has Linda to lean on and trust in. We may joke about going for coffee every day or their childish antics with each other but in truth...their friendship makes my heart happy. We all need a good friend to laugh with, drink coffee with and remember with. Thank goodness I'm blessed with good friends too.
I would like to encourage you to contact a friend you haven't touched based with recently or reconcile a stressed relationship. Let your friends know how much they mean to you and how precious they are ~ we all need our friends. Is there a song that reminds you of a particular friend? Share the memory with them...laugh, cry and sip tea or coffee while you enjoy each other's company.
Enjoy the time spent with your friends this week...don't forget the Best Friend you could ever had awaits some time with you too. He is ever faithful...and ALWAYS there!
A memory shared: I remember singing the following song to Heidi and her laughing...with my curling iron or hair brush (which ever was closer) in hand I would sing to her...emphasizing the chorus. When my daughter was two or three I heard this song play and it evoked such emotions ~ I missed my sister. I had a choice to make, sit there and cry or enjoy life. I scooped my sweet daughter and sang the song to her while dancing around and dipping her until she started the ever contagious kid giggle. From tears to laughter...this song is dedicated to my sister and friend, Heidi Allen.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323