Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday UKS Prompt

Today's blog prompt is about friends and friendships: Do you have a true friend? What is a true friend, after all? Are you a good friend? Describe your friend(s) or perhaps need/wish for one. I found two quotes that might help: ‘Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things’ (Author Unknown) and ‘A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.’ (Grace Pulpit).

I consider myself to be a very lucky person. I have four true friends.

Firstly Angela - Ang was my brothers girlfriend for 10 years, and I just knew at the time that she would become my SIL. Things never worked out that way, but nevertheless, we remain best friends to this day.

Ang and her husband Tom are god parents to Aaron. During my pregnancy, Ang went through every sicky moment with me (believe me there were plenty), every moan, groan, push and shove - and when eventually my beautiful son was born, Ang and Tom were there waiting for us. Our joys were to be completed when six months later Ang gave birth to a DD and two years later to another DD.

I don't think there is anything that Ang doesn't know about me ... the good and the bad .... and the heaps of secrets ... all of which she holds close to her heart and would never reveal. She is my soul-mate, and I love her dearly.

Little Sue - she's been my longest standing friend. We've been through all sorts of trials and tribulations - our teens, 20's, 30's and now our 40's. We've gone through boyfriends, fiances, husbands and children. Sue has always been there for the good times and the bad times, with either a kindly word, or a bottle of wine to commiserate or celebrate !

Emily - is Emily. Salt of the earth, rough as a diamond, and a heart the size of the Universe. She's been there for me, and I know she always will.

Lianne - my newest best friend. I can't believe that I have only known Lianne for such a short time. Its as if she has always been in my life and was always meant to.

These words epitomise how I feel about my friendship with Lianne.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and ev'rything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

(Bette Midler)

Lianne is wise and wonderful, kind and caring and above all an honourable friend. She is a 'bestest friend', and my heart and life are more rewarded by her presence in both.

Lastly (I promise) ..... I have lots of other people in my life who I choose to call 'friend' .... My life has been blessed and fulfilled because of them. I like to think they are all 'best friends' because they allow little ole' me to be a part of their lives.

I love you all and thank you xxxxxxxxx


Lianne said...

Aww Cal, I think I'm gonna cry, you are such a sweetie and I love ya loads,

Lianne xxx

Celfyddydau said...

Hi Cal

Love your blog. Hope the bathroom gets sorted soon. Sorry to hear about your friend.

Anonymous said...

Cal what lovely words i bet you are a wonderful friend.
Em x

Anonymous said...

Gosh. Lovely. KJJC