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Multitude Monday – One Thousand Gifts

on March 28, 2011

Sometimes friendship is fun. Sometimes it’s about getting together, having a laugh, relaxing. Sometimes it’s sharing burdens, tears, hope. Sometimes being a friend is inconvenient, but you do it anyway. Some friends are as comfortable to be around as when you slip into a pair of old ratty pyjama pants. Some friends are intellectually challenging, some you feel the need to limit time with.

Some are thousands of miles away. Some you may never have met in person. Some share the same ideals, the same goals, are at the same place in their lives. And some aren’t.

And yet, through the similarities, through the differences, through the love and the fighting, it’s always there. That underlying connection. The love of a friend.

I can see my children creating these relationships through the children of my own friends, and it’s a beautiful thing to watch. It’s always a surprise who clings to who, who gets along best with who. It’s also always interesting how they talk about the child that they fought with every moment… it’s usually with a positive bent. “He’s my very best friend, Mama.”

Really, isn’t that how friendship should be? You forgive the differences, you forgive the squabbles. You grow as people, you grow together. We’re strong when we’re together, and that’s really the whole point.

A rope of two, three, or even four strands is much stronger than one.

361. Good news on a heart checkup
362. Borrowed babies that snuggle
363. Toilet boil cleaner
364. laughing together
365. crying together
366. little friends, working together at a big task
367. the laughing of those little friends while they figure out the big task
368. failure, and learning from it
369. understanding
370. small boys, learning to read, so very excited to read a chapter book

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2 responses to “Multitude Monday – One Thousand Gifts

  1. Russell says:

    Hooray! Another post!
    You know I love your writing. Can I have another next week? Lol!

  2. T :) says:

    and crying some more. Love ya! 🙂

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