Saturday, September 15, 2007

Time of reflection.

As I am sitting home on a Saturday night enjoying a quiet night I was thinking about friendships.
What is a good friend to you? How would you describe a good friend? Do good friends ever drift away?Let me share my feelings on this.
In school I was often rather a loner.I was not Mr.popular with all the best of friends.Yes I did have some people I hung out with and did things with.As I reflect on it now it was not the right choice of friends to be with.I did some things I am not to proud of and would love to undo but know I can not.I am just thankful that God has forgiven me for the stupid things I did.(No! No stealing or any major crimes,just some lies and pranks and to much drinking and driving).
To me a good friend is a person who will love you unconditionally.Who no matter what mess up you make they will stand beside you.No matter what problems you are going through they are there for you.As I get older I realize how a friend is someone who can encourage you,tell you you're being a jerk or a fool and still be your friend.A friend is someone who lifts you up when you are down.Who prays for you,who laughs and cries with you.Who shares their hurts with you and you with them.
I am so very blessed to have a great group of different friends.I've got the friends who I can have a good laugh with and friends who keep my Christian values in place.
I've been so richly blessed to get to know Becky and Joe @And Chloe makes six.Becky and I share a common bond with temperatures.We dislike hot and love cool temps and a good snowstorm.Joe tries to keep us in line when we get together but I think often just gives up and lets us have our fun.Unless of course you're playing cards, then look out Joe is Mr.Serious,very competitive,where Becky and I just laugh at ourselves.I have been so blessed to have them a part of my life.I love their four well mannered well behaved kids too.So thankful to know I can turn to them for help any time I need to.
Then there is an other great couple Rich and Becky.(yes one more Becky).What can one say about them.They are two of the most down to earth Christian friends one could ever meet.Rich has a way about him that just makes me laugh.He is a stinker from the get go.Ask anyone who plays cards with him.he CHEATS and then puts on the "what did I do act".now do not get me wrong his cheating is all in fun but we know we need to watch him when we play cards.Rich is the most tender hearted friend you could meet,next to (Joe and me).When he speaks from the heart it brings tears to my eyes.Such a Godly man and great friend.His wife Becky and I share a common bond of working in the medical field so we often have things to talk about.She is the level headed one always planning a get together and thinking of ways to help others.
Yes friends do lose touch with each other too.I had wonderful friends who moved away about 6-7 years ago and we never talk any more.Where one door closes an other one opens.
I am truly blessed with great friends.And I didn't start in on the friendships I have made with blogging.
I will not mention any one name in fear of hurting feelings but all of you have touched my heart in one way or an other.I feel so lucky to be allowed into your little world of adoption mom's and your blogs.I've share laughter and tears as I've read your posts. I feel like I am a part of your life and I have a picture in my mind of what it would be like to meet each and every one of you.Some times I may not leave a comment because I honestly just cannot relate to your wait or problem,but that sure does not mean I do not care.
With all this heavy posts including mine tonight,I hope we can all think of a fun uplifting post to share in the future.Put on our thinking caps and lets have some fun.
Blessing to each of your.
Your male blogger buddy,
Thanks to the Bilby's for the (new for me) used monitor I can now see what all of you look like on your blog pictures.Before it was all just a big dark picture.
Thanks Becky and Joe!!!!!


Steffie B. said...

My dear Mr. Brian.....I have been blogging with you for quite a while now and I can't imagine not. I have some good stories to share soon. The current problen riht now is time. It takes a while to get back into the school groove thing. And with Emmie in two sports right now, practices, games, Sophia in preschool and Thing 2.....blogging for me has slowed down a bit. But never fear.....I'll get my groove on soon!

Janet said...

I think a good friend can tell you the truth and know that it will not ruin your friendship.

I loved that post, it's so nice how you describe your friends.

cougchick said...

thanks for your words of encouragement. You Rock, dude!

K1 said...

Are you sure you don't want to relocate to the Northwest? We need more people like you out here. I think CougChick and Janet would agree.

redmaryjanes said...

I have had the pleasure of meeting Becky and she is wonderful.
You are too.
And I agree that some people are meant to be in our lives for a short time and some for a lifetime.

nikki said...

Great post, Mr. Brian. And I do hope you consider me a friend...there certainly are some wonderful people in this blogging community and I am sooo happy I am blessed enough to be a part of something so great.
(and the Bilbys are some of the finest people I have EVER are sooo lucky to live close to them.)

Good friends are sweet treasures. I don't take any of mine for granted.

(winter is coming! Are you happy?)

crazylady said...

I'm touching more than your heart right now Mr. Brian.
You are able to laugh at yourself, right along with me (laughing at you) and that's why we're friends. I don't know much about being a Godly woman,other than instilling the fear of Him in others, but I am good folk. I am true and I love being a part of your world.
Don't worry about what you did in the past. The slate wipes clean every second. The present is where we live. Here in this moment. And at this moment, you have a friend.

Your subservient Heffer said...

Mr Bruce (formly know as Mr Brian) Friends to me have been my safety net. They are the family I would have hand picked if I could have. Never judging. I value my friends more than any of you probably (well she knows although she doesn't answer the phone) know. I love knowing that I can come here to blogger world and there are so many different wonderfully great loving people. I can laugh at myself and I find myself doing that a lot more the older I get. I laugh right along with you and your antics too. You are an amazingly sweet, sweet man. --- insert "sucking up here"--- look at Miss Steffie b...

Thank you for reminding us all what friendships are about. They are to be treasured and cherished. Forever.