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Friends and the blessings they bring to our lives!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

emoticon emoticon emoticon This world revolves around friends!

Especially when you don't have a large extended family...it revolves around our family 'stand in~s' those we determine as friends.

I don't care if they are in the flesh n blood form or the 'over the cosmos's form..they are just as true and just as real!

Tonight we spent the night with two of our oldest and dearest friends Patty & Darryl. They have been friends of ours since 1979...over 27 years ago when we first met them here in SW FL. There was an immediate connection when we found that we were both from Iowa. The great midwestern state and we were both independent business owners in a foreign state..searching for the great American dream here in FL.

Unfortunately we had both lost vast sums of money on a construction job with a crooked builder in our efforts to forge a new frontier and Patty and I bonded over our strategy to get repaid for the monies we were duped on. We call it the $50,000 friendship and although we didn't recapture the money we were owed it allowed us to meet each other and build a friendship that was strong and trusting.

We raised our kids together, saw our business' flourish and grow, watched our retirement from our business and then our lives proceed from that point forward.

When we lost our son, who was there for us...our best friends. Although they never could completely comprehend our sorrow and our pain and our total devastation, they did their best to try.

So, tonight so many many years later it was an honor and a privilege to share a family dinner at their house with two of their daughters, their son in law, and their grandchildren.

It allows us to enjoy all of these things...the very things that we miss so desperately in losing our own son and the vastness of his future sharing the very same family dynamics we so enjoyed this evening.

I love my dear friend Patty's daughters, they are so beautiful and so intelligent and so full of future dreams. One is going through a dicey divorce and she is so vulnerable and so sad for what her future holds for her and her 3 children. I did my best to reassure her that she has her whole life ahead and that she will once again find happiness.

I pulled out all of my own life lessons to give her hope for the future and reassurance that the spirit of a woman is full of promise and strength.

I relished the hug and the thank you's at the end of the evening. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you can share your little piece of life experience in hopefully assuring another fellow human being that 'this too shall pass'.

i am feeling very blessed and thankful for ALL of my friends this evening.

Today was a GOOD, GOOD day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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OLDERDANDRT 11/26/2012 5:21PM

    I am getting about fresh out of friends these years, though I've had many good ones through the years passed. This is one reason I really appreciate you, my friend! I count you as one of the closest SP friends that I have met!! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLINGME176 11/21/2012 2:51PM

    Amen, Sister!

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MKACILLAS 11/20/2012 8:35AM

    Friends are what helps us through.....And you have been a wonderful friend to me in my time of need. Helping me to realize that you do rejoin life again and that our children would want us to♥. Glad you were able to spend a lovely evening with old friends. They do make the world go round. emoticon

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AZIMAT 11/20/2012 6:58AM

    Thank you!

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/19/2012 9:35PM

    I'm happy to say I Have You As A Friend.
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MPARKER67 11/19/2012 10:40AM

    Glad you had a good day after the greedy customer day. emoticon

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DR1939 11/19/2012 9:11AM

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WONDERFUL2BME 11/19/2012 5:25AM

    This reminds of the ole saying, "You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends!" I hope your visit is enjoyable.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/19/2012 3:52AM

    I'm glad you had such a good time! That sounds like an amazing friendship!

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CATHYGETSFIT 11/18/2012 11:24PM

    Friendship goes both ways and you are a good friend! Reassuring your friends daughter during this difficult time I'm sure was most appreciated. emoticon for having a GOOD, GOOD day! Maybe it will help you to deal with the stupid people you are sure to encounter when you open the consignment gallery tomorrow. emoticon

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TSISQUAUSDI 11/18/2012 10:52PM

    In order to have wonderful friends in your life, you have to be a friend. And you are an amazing friend! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 11/18/2012 10:08PM

    And THAT's celebrating Thanksgiving all year long! Bobbie, have the best of holidays!
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GOING-STRONG 11/18/2012 9:55PM

    Hooray for GOOD GOOD days and wishing you many more!

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