Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blessed Sunday

I am blessed to have 4 of the best friends ever. We laugh together and cry together and have more fun than a bunch of 30 and 40 somethings should. I count each one of them as such a blessing in my life.

Kim. Kim makes me laugh. She knows everything there is to know about what's going on at church. She is amazing because of what she's lived through and the way she's grown through it all. She knows what she wore the first day of kindergarten and probably still has the outfit in a box somewhere. She loves Donny Osmond, which I totally don't get, but love her for it anyway.

Marci. Marci is one of my favorite storytellers. She has a story for everything which I love. She is also our encyclopedia for all things nature. She can tell us what flowers and trees we are taking pictures of and would be our tracker if we ever got lost in the woods. She is also the queen of birthday celebrations and started a great tradition of doing something other than dinner and a movie on our special days. And she has the best tea parties.

Katrina. Katrina is amazingly sweet and strong. She is smart and funny and kind. She knows all about books and movies and history and politics. She starts the conversations that make us all feel a little smarter. She recommends the best books and can tell us all about them including the story, setting, and characters--and who we would each be if we were Jane Austin characters. She sometimes uses big words that I don't understand. She is one of my favorite people.

Kathy. Kathy makes me happy. I love her phone calls and emails because they always hold something unexpected and entertaining. We have been friends for a long time and have shared many, many laughs and several quarts of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. We have gone through school years, pregnancies, babies, and book fairs together. We know that things are always more fun if we do them together. She is fiercely loyal and can always be counted on to be there for me. She is a true friend.

I am truly blessed to not only know these amazing women, but to call them friends...and sisters.

I love you, girls.


Ada said...

Great post sis...I'm glad you have those girls too. And I must say the summer I was lucky enough to be one of you girls were some of the best times ever. Thanks for letting me a part of it.

Ada said...

oh and my verify word was SNACKE. is that french for snack? Come on!

Katrina said...

Awww, Jen--you've got me all teary now! I'm so glad I know you, too. You are a devoted friend, an amazing wife and mother, and your gratitude for your blessings just wells up out of you like water from a sprinkler, getting joy all over everyone!

(By the way, if you were a Jane Austen character, you'd be Eleanor Dashwood.)

kathy said...

how can i respond to this? Back at cha, baby!