I think one of the greatest blessings a person can have is friendship. Especially for women, where we have this innate need to talk, laugh and share. God created man to have relationships. He didn’t want us to live in isolation, but share his love for the life He made and be happy in it together.
Well, this past January, when the spring tennis season was getting started, I became friends with Kiki. She had been around the courts, but we had never really played together until this season. Just one look at her and you can see her beauty on the outside. Of course, my insecure self was almost afraid to get near because she was so pretty. She wears these cute, ruffley, short tennis skirts, which I could never do because of my cottage cheese thighs. I just knew she would never have anything to do with me. (HELLO, Can you say middle school? Grow up Mary! Am I the only one with these thoughts?)
Anyway…despite my immature misgivings, we did become friends. She’s not only beautiful on the outside but radiates from the inside. We enjoyed playing tennis together, and even had a girl’s night out. I admire that she can be so strong and powerful on the court and still be so girly. Then BAM she is moving to Las Vegas in two weeks! What?!?
I knew I wanted to send her off with a memory book. A week before her move we had a special round robin of tennis and a gathering of friends in honor of Kiki.
Ooooo….I just got these babies in the mail from My Craft Channel. (I will tell you about this fabulous place at another time, but please go and check it out!) These are chalk inks.
One minute I am saying hello to a new friendship, the next I’m saying good-bye. Although sad to see her leave and sorry I didn’t know her well, but I am thankful for those few months of laughing, playing tennis and sharing the joy of life in those moments.
Have you ever had a friend move? How did you feel? What are some ways you let that person know that you cared?
I’d love to know your thoughts, please leave a comment below!