"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Blessing of Best Friends
Don't know if any of you remember the TV show Laverne and Shirley; if you do, you may remember the song "Best Friends". This song floated through my head during the night while sleep evaded me.
The photo is of my best friend and neighbor Kam and her hubby; I've written about her before, but wanted to share what a blessing to me she is. When we first moved to Colorado, I so missed all my California friends and didn't think I'd ever have a close friend again; it is hard to move when you are retired-many gals already have deep friendships established over the years. I did make lots of casual friends but only two filled my need; one was Kam and the other was Avril. What makes these two ladies so special to me is that we share the same faith.
I wasn't sure I'd ever have a friend as close as those I left behind. Through a sad situation, the death of another gal, Kam and I connected. At the time, she was busy with her two daughters in high school and a very full life. We began to walk our dogs and slowly started doing things together. Kam introduced me to garage sales and the art of negotiation. I began to attend her church; it was much closer to home. That was four years ago. The picture above was taken last summer in Southern California. Now we not only walk, we ride bikes together, call, text and go shopping.
Yesterday Kam took me out for lunch for my birthday; it was such fun. After eating, we ran to a store where I had two gift certificates. I will say that after finding incredible deals at garage sales, it was hard to look at the retail prices. A year and a half ago, Kam thought they would be moving; I reassured her that since it was still in town here, we would work out the details of walking and biking. They didn't move and now we are moving. I have again said that we will continue on with our walks and rides; she is a treasure I am not letting go of. I am hoping that although we won't me a minute apart anymore, we will spend more time together.
I have been so blessed by Kam and our friendship; she is truly like a sister to me. In a world where casual friendships are the norm, it is incredible to have a friendship and fellowship as deep as we have.
I hope you have someone you are as close to, someone who understands your quirkiness and loves you still. Someone who stands by you no matter what and will always be there.
Thank you Kam, for the gift of you!
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.