Thursday, August 19, 2010

Awesome Friends

I've been thinking lately how blessed I am to be able to have my best friends. I feel like I can share pretty much anything with them. In fact, I talk to them sometimes about stuff I wouldn't dream of telling anyone else! Maybe it's the fact that they don't know anyone else that I know that makes me feel comfortable with them like that, Ha!

The strange thing...

Of these friends, every single one of them I've become friends with either through Facebook or Blogging. One I've never even met IRL (in real life). But I love them and have come to consider them almost like sisters. I share with them, pray for them, cry with them, laugh with them, and wish I lived next door to each of them (I don't think that would ever be likely as we all live in different states!). They're the kind that I wouldn't care if they came over when my floor is knee-deep with clutter, the toilet is growing pink stuff (*ahem*), or I hadn't showered yet. Well, ok, I would care, but not as much :P

When I think about what great friends they are, I wonder... would we be as good of friends if we'd started out knowing each other in real life? If we saw each other in the grocery store every week, would we have taken the time to say "hi" and get to know each other, or would we have said "dude, she's nothing like me" and left it at that? Because, granted, we really ARE different from each other in a lot of ways. But somehow we have so much in common that I rarely see the differences.

Now I just need to gather up the guts to call them once in a while for a phone chat! Several times I think I'd like to talk to so-and-so, but can't get up the nerve, even though we have each other's phone numbers (well, I think I do... I might not have 1 or 2) and have said "call me!"

I've been working on this post for several days and still can't figure out how to end it. So, I'll just say, I love you guys! You know who you are :)


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Awww...that's great! I always knew you had a fantastic and extensive support system, but I didn't know it was this extensive. You are very blessed, and I'm glad. Enjoy it.

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Seeing the link to this on my twitter made me grin during a week that has been so emotional. Miriam, I also think of you as a sister and a best friend I just haven't met yet. I love you and pray for you, celebrate with you, vent with you, and wish I could come over and snuggle that little girl of yours! I don't know why I was blessed enough for you to stumble across my blog one day but I definitely am! Because I think of you and your family (and pray for you guys) a lot.

And, I just have to laugh at our differences. You don't realize that you make me a better person. I wasn't always filled with faith. Considering what's out in the world, the past me wasn't that bad at all---but it's nowhere near who I want to represent today. And you inspire a lot of who I want to be.

Someday, we'll meet. And I can't wait!

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said... [Reply to comment]

I missed this link on my Twitter, and I {ashamededly} haven't opened up my reader in ages. Anyway, I never in a million years would have thought that blogging would cause me to meet amazing women, many many miles from me that I would connect with, cry with, laugh with, tell my life to, and just flat out enjoy! Oh how I wish we were neighbors! Willie and I are bound and determined to come out your way, some time and meet your beautiful daughter! You are an amazing friend to me, and I cherish our friendship. You are the homemaker that I've always wanted to be. :)

Oh, and I bet we would have chatted it up in the grocery store and became instant friends. You just seem like the type of person that would talk to strangers in the aisle like I do! Haha.

Love ya girl!