trust me on this one

I am a friend-maker.

This is not true because I have any special skills in the area, but because it matters to me.  Creating a net, a safety net, of women that I love and respect seems almost as important as nurturing my family.  It adds oxygen and vitality and nutrients into my life.  And I don't feel like I am speaking metaphorically here.  I really really mean it.

I know a great lady who is moving this week.  Her life has changed and she is taking on some new challenges and opportunities, and moving is part of the deal.  She arranged a last-minute late night for all of her close friends the other night, where we ate and sat in a big circle and laughed and talked.  We offered up personal anecdotes about life and shared common experiences with mothering and wifing.  Boy, was it food for this soul.

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Little micro-lessons.  Little validations.  Little hand-holdings.  Being a woman with friends like this rocks the party.

11 comments

Lesa | August 20, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Amen!

heather | August 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I hear you loud and clear.

Stacy | August 20, 2011 at 1:39 PM

There is nothing like gathering with a bunch of moms and talking until late in the night. (or early in the morning!)

Melanie Jacobson | August 20, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Women friends are the second best after awesome husbands. I love my girlfriends. They make life richer.

Connie | August 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM

You do have a gift for making friends. Trust me on this one.

Joanie | August 20, 2011 at 8:47 PM

You can never have too many friends, no matter where you live.

wendy | August 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Hey Kazzy...your new blog look is cool.
I so love this post cause , well
I feel the Same Way.
Friends are so important in life.
They must be nurtured and NOT neglected.
I have had many wonderful friends over the course of my life, and each one has left me with something special

Lara | August 21, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Friends literally save our lives.

L.T. Elliot | August 21, 2011 at 11:08 PM

I love, love, love that picture. And I love your layout, btw.

A good friend is worth their weight in gold.

Garden of Egan | August 22, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Great post!
Awesome that you would make the time for a meal.

Heidi | August 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I'm sure you adore your menfolk but you especially need to get together with other women on a regular basis. I feel so blessed to have my daughter. I hope she doesn't run screaming from the house when she's 18, never to return . . .