I wanted to give a little update rather than a project. I will be a little busy over the next month or so since we finally sold our house. I will be packing up and moving to sunny Naples, Florida.
It has been an emotional journey with thinking about leaving all my friends. I have some of the best friends a person could ever ask for.
I have come to realize in life there are just different levels of friends. We all have what the kids would term as a BFF. Well I have to tell you that there is such a thing as DJ friend which is like a BFF to the tenth power.
I have some friends that over the years we have developed sort of a pact. I have loving termed them my "dirty job" friends. We are the ones who will come and clean out your garage, pain your kitchen, wash your windows, pull weeds, and put in numerous hours at grad parties and weddings. No questions asked, no job too dirty. With my husband being gone for the last 10 months living and working across the country, well, my friends have been awesome. For my son's grad party, they took over the kitchen I got to visit with guests. ( I was more than happy to do the same for them at theirs. I know they will be there to help pack the truck, and we all smile through our tears and broken hearts.
I hope I can have the opportunity to bestow a free vacation spot to them.=D
Some of them have been my friends for more than half my life. Some have shared my homeschooling journey and have been my support system. Some have been my prayer warriors and soul sisters.
It is so hard to leave and say goodbye. I know that if God chose to never bless me with another friend, I would still have to believe I am one of the most blessed people in the world. The real test will be the test of time. Something we all have so little of. I had a friend pass away this year and it was a powerful reminder that we each only have a set number of days to tell those around that we love them, to invest in their lives, and to make each day count. I want to live a life a no regrets.
I am grateful to these friends for showing me what it is to have that kind of friend and how to be one.
I want to share a quotation from a very soul touching book, " [We] do not live forever...We live less than the time it takes to blink
an eye if we measure our lives against eternity..Meaning is not
automatically given to life. It is hard work. A life filled with meaning
is worthy of rest." (Chosen, Chaim Potok)
It is my prayer that when I leave this world. My God will be able to say to me. Well done, my faithful servant because it is because of HIM I do these things.
Thanks for letting me share my heart today.