Friday, April 9, 2010

Forever Friends

So often you hear the saying, "Friends Are The Flowers In The Garden Of Life."
Wow, how very true is this!!! I think of all of the "Friends" in my Garden Of Life, and how each and every one of them has touched me in some way. Some of my friends, (most of them in fact) live far away from me, but we still manage to keep in contact. One of my childhood friends and I just re-connected recently. She is going through a struggle with Cancer, and through my own struggle with Cancer, I can definitely not just relate, but I can now be an inspiration.
This past week our dearest friends Chuck and Louise visited us from Michigan.
They have been friends of my husband Dennis for over 40 years, and I have known them for almost 10 years now. They are the kind of friends that open their home and their hearts to you. The kind of friends who you may see once a year, but you can kick your shoes off, enjoy a conversation, and pick up where you left off last time. I see a wonderful brother-like bond between Chuck and Den, that is so priceless. Louise and I share the country decor themes, and enjoy looking for the unusual finds. Louise loves bunnies and she has more than anyone can count. She also likes Jim Shore. While she was here she found some great North Carolina Bunnies, and some great Jim Shore finds!!! In other words, we had a great time shopping!
We took a day trip to Blowing Rock, and we had the best time going through some of the quaint and unique shops! But most of all, we had a wonderful time, just being "friends" because that's what it is really about!
They had to leave yesterday and head back home, but we have the memories of this visit, and we look forward to seeing them in Michigan this Summer! Friends are the flowers in our Garden, and I am so glad, my garden is full of beautiful friends!