Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Build Me Up Friendships

This morning during my usual Blog surfing time I came across a real sweet "link up". The bloggers above created a series based on positivity, love and friendship. Today is about friends......making them, keeping them and what they mean to us. You can visit the blog HERE
Let me first say that I am very blessed to have so many wonderful friendships in my life and this post does not purposely leave anyone out. I wish I could talk about everyone but I don't have enough space!
I have friends thanks to Facebook that I have known for 20+ years and it is so wonderful to be a part of their life even it is only online. I love Facebook for that....in one place can I find my childhood friends, family, college friends and new friends.

This beauty is Amanda, I went to college and left with a friendship that is so dear to me. We met the day we all moved into the Tri Delt house ....she knocked on my door and asked to borrow an outfit. Since that day we have been each others Maids of Honor and supported each other even thought we haven't lived in the same city for at least 10 years. Amanda is someone that no matter how long we don't talk when we are together we don't miss a beat and I am always reminded why I love her!
 First of all.....yes, I am very tan in this picture and yes this at a Twilight Party!
Now that that is out of the way I am sure you all know Becky. We met in February 2009 at the very first Book Club meeting over cupcakes of course. When we were all getting to know one another that night I remember both of us laughing because we were so much alike. Over the years since that day we have grown to form this life long friendship. Every friendship has it's own purpose, it's own rhythm and our friendship is set apart from others... With Becky and I it runs deep, this isn't a friendship where we talk (on the phone) daily but this has deep roots. Becky has been by my side for so much and I don't think I could of managed the past few years without her. I am always scared this is one-sided so I beg her to call me in any crisis so I can "pay it back". God gave me Becky to be my rock, my voice of reason and someone who knows all my traits good and bad.
 Melissa changed my life. I met Melissa in college when we both looked different than we do today and people thought we were the same person. (Blonde streaks were in) We have seen each other thru life changes, loss, love and the birth of her children. Melissa changed my life because she introduced me to Matt and 2 years after she was standing beside me when we said "I DO".  Melissa has a kind heart and we both understand that if we needed to cry or laugh that we will do it together.
These ladies below are the Book Club I left behind. (Minus Crystal!!!! You are there in spirit). This group of ladies are SO special to me and these friendships were strengthened out of a mutual love for books. There is no drama with this group, we have seen each other go thru good, bad, babies and relocations. It is so hard to describe what this group means to me, these are life long friendships....and we don't talk as much as we should but we all know our friendship stands strong. 3 of these woman I met thru Junior Hospitality Club in Okc and that club gave me something more than I could of ever hoped for.....these girls.
 Natalie I met from JH, we both joined Book Club at the same time and since then our friendship has flourished. Natalie helped me get a job in Okc and was always there when I needed help with a project. Natalie and I bond over so much....like me Natalie is 100% honest and we both know that the other would never judge. We also bond over our strong love of the Paranormal and we are both "Believers".....believers that anything is possible. I need to be a better friend and reach out more now that I have moved. I am not doing the best job keeping up with her life... and I always want her in mine.
MOM! You know even as far back as a few years ago I would say I was friends with my Mom but that friendship has deepened over the last year or so. My Mom comes to me to vent, cry and I am happy to be her sounding board. We tell each other what we need to hear when others won't. We both battle migraines and we know the effect that has on our life. When my Mom comes to visit we just flow.......it is hard to explain actually. And ya, we might get annoyed with one another from time to time but we let it go because that is what family and friends do. I love my Mom and I love our friendship.
 Ok, Now....Let me start out by saying sorry Melissa...I stole a picture from your facebook and put you in my blog without telling you.....BUT, that officially means we are friends! I met Melissa at Junior League here in Columbus and I can say she is my friend here. First of all look how pretty she is and second we have so much in common. She is like Natalie when it comes to honesty and she is like Becky K because she is so witty. She is a perfect combination of traits my Okie gals possess. Hopefully after I hit "publish" on this post we will still be friends!


Girl On a Journey said...

So glad you have so many CLOSE friendships. Good friends are hard to come by these days. Consider yourself blessed! :)

Becky said...

That was such a fun post. Thank you for all of the kind words you said about me. You know I love you girl! And I would do anything for you. I am super excited to see a new friend on that list that lives in OH with you. You are such a great person, I cannot imagine the lives up there that could be missing out on YOU.

Courtney DeFeo said...

really sweet tribute to your friends. i love when encouragement is so specific. you sound like an awesome friend.

Cari Watts-Savage said...

I found your blog through the Kelly's Korner link-up. Just had to say I love the name! I'm a newlywed Savage myself :) Have a great one!

Cari Watts-Savage

Jennifer said...

You are blessed with some amazing friendships! Thank you for sharing and for linking up!


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