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Yes...this is ALL about me, and mine. Marvellously self indulgent, feel free to tell me how splendid I am, leave comments, nice ones please, I have little kids and teenagers who can do the rude stuff. I am a grandma, to the glorious Joshua, I'm allowed to look frazzled and weary, I earned it. The older I get, the more I see that hanging on and being patient is worth it! They ( whoever 'they' are) are so right when they say you never know what is around the corner, it isn't always an articulated truck! It is vital to make the time for making memories, friends are the greatest treasure, I love mine. I am rich!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friends.

Julie Bo wrote a poem for Cathy, she said everything I could want to say and better. Especially about the laughing, she can reduce the most stern of people to a heap of incontinent hysteria.
The thing is, Julie is more like Cathy than she knows.
Never have I been so happy to have such friends as these.
I am so blessed to know these women.
These women live by the golden rule and rarely a day goes by without them doing something to touch others' lives.
I love this group of friends, every one, that came together through the internet and somehow, between us, with each having something different to offer we have forged such friendships. I wonder what I did to deserve to be a part of such a group, you know how, when you are at school and there is that popular group, all the 'best girls' and me, well I was always on the outside....not in with the cool ones.
The difference is, this time I am in with the popular girls, right there in the middle with all these great women and this time, the popular girls are that way because they are nice, they are funny and kind and compassionate.
One of the greatest things about getting older is knowing that different things are important, friendships and kindness are at the top of the list and chances to share those things are grabbed and treasured.
We all come from different backgrounds, we all have our tales to tell. We care about each other and it is wonderful to know that whenever needed we can turn to these friends and be heard.
The best thing is that we laugh, honest to goodness belly laughing and we can forget all the day to day woes me may have.
I am so excited for Boston and to show Sophie just what it means to have real friends, the kind that everyone wants to be near, the kind that help you and love you, share who they are with you and keep doing it.
Everyone should have friends like I do..... Thanks girls, see you soon!

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Blogger Jenn said...

Oh I love you so - I could just pee!

11:31 pm  
Anonymous Sara said...

I love you so... and I DID pee... :OP

...and I can't wait to see you all soon!

1:04 am  
Blogger G said...

I love you too. So much. And whether you were in or not in the cool group...you are now and always should've been...b/c you're pretty freakin' great.

3:40 am  
Blogger Jackie said...

Apparently I should stop reading blogs this morning. My eyes can't take it. You have great friends because YOU are a great friend.

I'm so sad I can't make it to see you and meet Sophie, how I'd love to. Even dreamt about it last night...

2:25 pm  
Blogger Tired Mom of Six said...

Oh Helen - You are one of the most treasured friends I have! I, too, always felt like I was on the outside and never made girlfriends easy, but you all made it so easy for me.

Boston was life changing for all of us, I think. It was like we all found sisters that God forgot to give us....

Love & mist you and cannot WAIT until December! xoxoxoxo

5:54 pm  
Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

I love you too. you're totally in MY in-crowd!

6:36 pm  

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