Monday, September 20, 2010

Bloggers...and Friends!!

       Sometimes things just hit me, emotionally I mean. And when they do, I have to tell someone about it!  Well, today I'm telling "YOU" about a wonderful blog post done by Jo-anne (Blossy) over at "Blooming Lovely". She's doing a blogger exercise, a Meme I think they call it, where she is following a prescribed series of things that she's blogging about every day for a month. I've been following her for a while and now I'm enjoying her on this endeavor too!
    Anyway, Day 4 of her exercise said: "Your favourite photograph of your best friend". Accompanying her post about her friend, Mish, who she's been friends with since 3rd grade, was this tag (In the header photo) that she made herself! I saw the tag, read the story, and started to cry. Not because it was a sad story or anything, but because it made me think of my friends, and how it's so true about friends! (Please go and read it yourself...2 other days I loved were Tik Tok-Star Trek (video) and "Day 8-A Song To Match Your Mood").
    It got me to thinking about my life, and my friends. And Boy!, Oh Boy!, do I have friends!!! I have good friends...
    ...and REALLY good friends....
    ....I have sisters that are also friends...
    ...(Well, we were friends, until they see that I showed this picture!!! LOL)
...I even have other siblings/friends...
     ...(I can get away with showing this picture because it was from over 30 years ago. You wouldn't be able to recognize them if you saw them on the street now!...Good thing!! WHEW! ^_^)
     ...I even have 'Bear' friends!
    ....But the position of "BEST" friend goes to one person....
     ....My hubby!! He truly is almost like the sibling God forgot to give me.....and then remembered,...and made us related in a different way!! :-) Just like Jo-anne, with Mish, I love him heaps!!! And thank you Jo-anne for letting me share your story, and your great tag!!

        On a completely different note, This morning I did my usual thing that I do every morning. I went to do some catching up on all of the new blog entries from yesterday. Well, I got a surprise this morning, or should I say I "WILL" get a surprise, because I won a giveaway over on planettreasures' blog!!! Here I thought I was about to make a comment about her cute guinea pigs and...BAM! There was my name as the winner!! I don't know what I won, but you can be sure I'll show it to you when I get it!!! (By the way, if you want another great blogger to follow, and a chance at her regular giveaways, you should mosey on over there too!!)
     I know! I know! You've seen this poem before, but bare with me one more time, will ya?! It's perfect for this post!!

Who is a Friend?

Dependable and loving,
all your jokes make perfect sense;
To keep you happy and unharmed,
they'd gladly spare no small expense.

They know your moods,
Can take the heat.
They know the things
you like to eat.

Will tell you things
that lift your fear,
and even the things
you don't want to hear.

They'll quickly point out
your panicky smile;
and pull up your slip
that's been hanging a mile.

They'll be your cheerleader-
Pom Poms in the air!
And when others are gone,
they will always be there.

Laughter and glee,
sobs and deep pain,
are shared by this friend,
in the sun or the rain.

Your accomplishments cause
only joy to their heart;
When they see your success,
it's as if they're a part.

And even though they know
the very worst that you do,
they map your intentions-
and they still love you.

So who is this friend?
It's your mother, your wife,
your neighbor, your kid,
someone who's sharing your life.

They may be close, and related,
or live very far;
but this friend is your friend
and they know who you are.

Your secrets are safe,
your feelings secure,
their shoulder is ready,
and their motives are pure.
        Who is your best friend?! Would you agree with the above tag about them?!


  1. I love this Wug!! Great photos, great friends! You just forgot to mention your best friend of all......Jehovah!! Love the hugging kitties too!

  2. CinLynn, My very best friend, Jehovah, is not a human friend! He deserves a completely different post...all his own!!! :-) And besides, his friendship is a given!!!

  3. Oh, what a wonderful post! I LOVED seeing some of your friends and family! That picture of your sisters is priceless! And your husband looks like a wonderful man! How lucky we are!! Have a great Monday! Love, Silke

  4. Debbie this is a lovely post! I think the sentiment behind it is wonderful! And it has changed the way I think about my hubby and friends!

    The pictures are great! THanks for sharing! :)

  5. Silke, Shhhh! You didn't see that photo of my sisters! LOL ... Thank you for your nice words. And you have a great Monday too! :-)

    Cathy, Thanks so much! And thanks to Jo-anne for making us think about our friends a little differently, right?!! :-)

  6. That is a beautiful poem.
    My hub is my best friend, and I think I am his too.
    Thanks for the little bit about my blog and the giveaway.
    So glad you won : )

  7. Thanks for the mention & you are so very welcome. What a great post you have shared. I absolutely love your photos. What a wonderful poem too.
    You are amazing!

  8. planettreasures, No, thank you!!! Winning your giveaway was an unexpected and wonderful surprise!!

    Jo-anne, Mmuah!! you and to Mish! You're inspiring nice talk about best friends all over the place today!! :-)

  9. Alicia9/20/2010

    Love it! The pink sponge rollers are priceless!

  10. Alicia, You know those, right?! Ha! Ha! I still have some of them, even though I haven't used them for years!! Hey! Beauty knows no bounds!!!

  11. Best friends are the best cheerleaders! My older sister and her best friend have known each other for 26 years! since they were in the 4th grade! they really have a great relationship. I usually tag along with them!LOL

  12. Croatian_Latina, My little sister was kind of a tag along too! She tagged my heart doing that...the little brat! LOL Now we're older...much older! She's a grandma with a full understanding, now, of how annoying she was, I'm sure!! ^_^

  13. Anonymous9/20/2010

    Hi Debbie~Lovely post.I love your thinking about friends.Everyone is our friend really when you think about it right?/If your good to someone they are good to you in return.Hugs to you!

    Happy new week,tommorrow is the first day of fall I think;)lol OPA im ready.(opa: expression of excitement in greek)

  14. I would be absolutely lost without my soul sisters.

  15. Becky, Thank you! I think one of the reasons her post struck me was because of my knowledge of the Bible's statement at Proverbs 18:24 --> "There exist companions disposed to break one another to pieces, but there exists a friend sticking closer than a brother." It shows that friends can be in a closer relationship than just one they were born to. It makes them special! :-)

  16. Holyoke Home, I know just what you mean!! :-)

  17. I love my friends, but my bestest buds are Donna (you know who you are!) and my Sis! Don't know how I would survive without them..loved your poem and I sooooo agree!

  18. Anonymous9/20/2010

    Gorgeous beautiful post! My dog is my best friend. She is luffly.

  19. yaya, Thanks for the nice comment! And for the complement on the poem. It was inspired by a friend when I wrote it. :-)

    Michele, Awwww! "Man's best friend"!...Cute name too! :-)

  20. aww, I love this post. And what a handsome hubby you have. :]

  21. Thank you Hollie!...And I think he's pretty cute myself!! ^_^

  22. Thanks Everybody! :-)


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