I got the best friends y’all. Between my Facebookers, Myspacers, Twitterers, Bloggy Readers, E-mailers and Old-Fashioned Cell Phone Callers (since when is that one old-fashioned?), I had the biggest, bestest lovey birthday.
It certainly wasn’t on account of my youngest. Remember how I boasted on my favorite gifts yesterday? Well, Miss Anna made sure I didn’t think the day was ALL ABOUT ME. From the spanking correction before we left to go the mall to the “We’ve Arrived At The Mall Correction”, I knew it was not gonna be a pleasant “lunch date.”
Nothing like carrying 33 pounds in a mall listening to background music that went something like this.
“I don’t want a spanking! I don’t want a spanking!”
And, you know at this point, you have to evaluate the entire discipline situation. One, the mall restrooms are never right around the corner. And B, you just think it might be best to say, “If you stop yelling, I won’t spank you!” I tried B but was forced to find that restroom.
The Lord liveth.
Back to me lovin’ my friends.
For real, y’all. I am blessed. Whoever findeth a friend findeth a good thing. Is that scripture? I think so. I can’t remember, and I’m too lazy to look it up right now.
Nevertheless, God has placed within each of us a need for each other. He never intended for us to do life alone. A big part of His relationship with us is through one another.
I love that.
I believe that.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
My braided cord is strong. We can’t do life well without each other.
I need you. You are one of my favorite gifts, too.
Thank you for being a friend. Travel down the road and back again. Your heart is true. You’re a pal and a confidant. (Feel free to use that one.)
Can you imagine life without friendship?