Monday, December 7, 2009

Tuesday 12/8/09 - "ANGELS AROUND ME"

"ANGELS AROUND ME"

Tonight daughter and I went with three of my oldest friends from Naples and the daughter of one of them to a birthday dinner to celebrate the 59th birthday of one of them. Lord, where have the years gone? These friends have been by my side for 25+ years. Our children were babies when we met. Our children grew up together as I and my friends grew older together.

We have celebrated birthdays and holidays year after year. We have celebrated our children's birthdays at places like McDonald's, the roller skating rink, the bowling alley, theme parks, our homes, picnics in the park, in all kinds of places.

We used to meet once a week for dinner at places we could afford such as McDonald's, Burger King, Ponderosa, pizza joints, Chinese restaurants. Our favorites were places that offered playgrounds for our kids to play in while we talked and talked. 25 years later our girls are in their late 20s and we are all eating in a restaurant without a playground. We are all talking "grown up" talk.

I love these women and their adult children. I love the time we spend together. Though we have seen each others character flaws over the years we have mutually agreed (unspoken) that our relationship is worth the effort to cultivate and is cherished.

My friends are like angels to me. God bless them.

Prayer Girl

8 comments:

Zanejabbers said...

You and your angels are now enjoying the fruits of your early years. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Shadow said...

friends. angels. you've got it there!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I feel wholeheartedly the love of this experience. :)

OWH said...

You are an angel! Thank you for the posts of recent vintage. Especially the Christmas tree ones...I am not decorating this year so the mental images and your blog images are so helping me with the Spirit! J.

Cheri said...

Hi PG,

Haven't connected with you in a while, so I wanted to drop by and say hello. Loved your post, and can relate well to what you shared. God so blesses us with friendship, doesn't He? I have one girlfriend who I've known since I was ten... forty years! We still keep in touch and see each other from time to time. We've watched our children grow up together and shared the joys and the sorrows along the way. What a special blessing.

Love you,
Cheri

Audrinna said...

your my angel, there days i don't think im going to make it but i can come on here help or read something to put a smile on my face

Syd said...

I am sure that your friends think of you as an angel as well. Nice to have those friends.

Tall Kay said...

You are blessed indeed to have these women still in your life. My old buddies still drink like I used to, so we rarely get together. At least they know where to go if they ever need help :o)