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Trying Again…Writing Challenge Day 1

It’s been a weird few weeks for me…I feel like I have struggled more in the last two months than I have in a very long time. I have struggled with my foot…and it appears that struggle will continue for awhile. My most recent appointment with the doctor…he is in a wait and see mode, finish PT and then go from there. The PT says, if the doctor is thinking of doing a MRI why not just do the dang thing…but we wait, he says go to my last two PT appointments (one down today). Next appointment with the PT is next Monday then I see the doctor the following Wednesday.

Work has been hard, dealing with 12 kids who are stuck in a house for almost three weeks straight is hard, trying to come up with meals three times a day for a group of boys who only want chicken nuggets and tater tots is hard, trying to keep 12 boys entertained when all they want to do is go outside is hard. Yep work has been hard.

And realizing somewhere in the middle of things I lost me…I was tired all the time, close to tears all the time, my foot hurt all the time, did I say I was tired? So this past week while off Ron and I have been doing some intentional self~care…we found a wonderful church. One thing I am enjoying is the daily post one of pastor’s is putting on Facebook. And once again God is meeting me right where I am. If you want to check it out, go here.

And I’ve been trying to get back to writing. So here I am trying to another Writer’s Challenge. Here goes!

Challenge Day 1…

Life is Better with Friends…
Let’s go way back and think about our very first relationships in life—our childhood best friends. Who were you closest with as a child? Were they schoolmates, neighborhood friends, or cousins? Today, we’ll spend our writing time answering the following questions: How did you meet your closest childhood buddies? What did you all do to spend your time? Did you ever get into any trouble?

I met my closest and longest childhood buddy in high school. Corrine and I bowled together, went to school together, hung out together and shared our deepest secrets with each other. I don’t remember exactly how we met but I do know we were the best of buds my junior and senior year in high school.

I remember sitting under trees just talking. Being together talking or on the phone talking. I remember spending time at Corrine’s home. I would say Corrine is the first bestie I ever had. And then I moved away right after I graduated from high school. We wrote each other but life took over…I met Ron and as they say the rest is history…we will celebrate 46 years of marriage this coming December! But in all that I lost contact with Corrine.

I never forgot Corrine. I would wonder what she was doing? Where was she living? Had she gotten married? Did she have children? And then Facebook came to be…and I found her brother and then he connected me to her!!! And then in 2013 we were able to connect in person…oh what a wonderful feeling!!! We met in Colorado Springs…we were traveling and she was living there.

We are the best of friends. We chat, not every day but we know that each of us is always available if the other one needs us. We have laughed together, cried together, reminisced over the crazy high school days. We encourage each other and we challenge each other. We are blessed to have each other in our lives!!!

And then I think about friendship. And the one thing that I realize is that friendships take work, just like marriage. I have many acquaintances and lots of people who call me friend but when I sit and think about my friends and who I call my friends and I realize that are level of friendships. I have my Besties and a handful of friends who I feel comfortable confiding in ~ the one’s I know I can just be me.

Friendship is so important in my life. I am so thankful for the many friendships I have had over the years. I know that each of my friends have helped me to become the person I am today. And I look forward to continue to build on my current friendship relationships and look forward to making more friends as I continue my journey called life!

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  1. I love you, my sweet friend, and have cherished you every day, for decades! Yes, life was hectic (as it is when we have children), but I thought of you often. When we were able to hug each other again, my heart sang! No matter what happens, I am always here with you in spirit.

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