Thursday, January 27, 2011

{Thankful Thursday}

I've met some new people lately. I'm always thankful for that. I love to meet new friends. And in the past year I've definitely made some keepers. :) It's amazing how God brings people into our lives in the round about and mundane ways. I am thankful too that when I have been shy, others have gone out of their way to talk to me, and had they not, I would have missed out on really dear friendships.

Today I'm thinking about the friends I've had for years. The ones who have seen me through my lowest points, my darkest days. The friends that have cried with me, cried for me. I am not sure what life would be like without knowing a friend like this. And to know a friend like this... what a true blessing.

I'm really thankful today for Adrian. He's been one of my very best friends. He makes me laugh, sometimes - seriously till I pee my pants. I don't know what I'd do without his humor. If he were anyone different, I just can't imagine how much we'd lack - for all the times he's made me laugh so hard I am shaking and can't catch my breath. He and his humor have been medicinal countless times. But outside of the laughter, he's held me through the tears. I am a lucky girl to have him and I am thankful for all of the years we've had, the ups and the downs and all that they've taught us. Sometimes going through life day to day in a marriage you can forget that you are friends too and that sometimes all you need is a few minutes of being silly and just laughing about something trivial. Thankful that out of all the people in this world, God chose him to witness my life and all of the good and bad - this is the journey we are on together.

I'm also really thankful today for Vincy. She's been one of my very best friends through the years. I can't count the laughs between us. Or the long talks. The joys celebrated together though life. The trials, the frustrations. The encouragements. The tears. We joke about being old together on cruises with our hubbies, how they will still be the hottest guys on the cruise ship and we will be holding our own too. {Let me rephrase this tho b/c Vincy will be the hottest diva on that ship, I will just be trying to hold my own!! Lol.}Haha. Best friends make you confident even when you are not b/c they see your best beyond your worsts. They know you have faults, but only b/c they listen to you tell them about them all! They see so far past them. And the funny thing is.. I know we joke about this cruise thing when we are old.. but I also know there's a part of me that sees it as truth and part of the path that we're already on. Tom and Adrian will be hitting the buffet while Vincy and I lay out and talk about how we should be using sunscreen.... but aren't.

I might even rock a skull n' crossbones pirate kini.

Or not. Lol. We'll see what kind of advancements they've made in the fountain of youth by that time.