Friday, November 20, 2009

One More Friendship Post

I have to share my wonderful day yesterday. I stayed in my PJ's. I had one of those "female friends" moments. I had a plan for lunch. I wanted to go to lunch. Without being overly graphic, there are one or two days a month where I simply need to stay home....and yesterday was one.

I was to meet a NEW FRIEND for lunch. We'd communicated online. We'd met once in person. I felt terrible but called and told her my dilemma. I told her I planned to stay in my PJ's and sip raspberry tea. I hung up, hoping that she'd know I really DID want to spend more time with her and that God would open the door for us to spend more time together at a later date.

She called me back in five minutes. She suggested she and her twins come to visit instead of us going out to lunch. She brought pastries from a Japanese Bakery I'd not heard of, we sipped tea, visited....and I stayed in my PJ's. I'm not mentioning her name, because I didn't ask her how she feels about being mentioned in blogs...and I don't share my friends faces and names without their permission.....don't want them to feel exploited. ::grin::

Isn't that sweet? THEN Windy came over. I was on Skype and couldn't talk. She emailed me and is taking Arielle to a party today so that I can spend another day lounging. I tell you...female friendships can be TOUGH - but they can be a touch of heaven on earth as well. Who but my lady friends would understand the treat of staying in PJ's and eating pastries with a girlfriend?

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Female Friendships

Liz sent this quote and I thought it was so funny that I'd share.

"What I expect from my male friends is that they are polite and clean. What I
expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my
sentences for me when I am sobbing, a complete and total willingness to pour
their hearts out to me, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer
isn't supposed to touch the bone."


Anna Quindlen, Living Out Loud.

May all your friendships exceed your expectations. OK - ALREADY - I know no ONE person will ever meet all our expecations... I know that we'll only have all our needs met in relationship with God....but God has provided women a gift called "friendship" which makes being a woman so much easier. Cherish your friendships/don't cling...cherish. So many of you have been this type of friend to me....and I do truly cherish our friendships. I'm smiling as faces popped into memory as I read this quote. I've been richly blessed by female friendships (soundly hurt at times) but richly blessed. ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Master Bedroom

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Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...