August 31, 2010

unwrapping friendship

Last week I received a surprise from a friend. A friend from way back when... I marched in my own high school band. Years have gone by, but through the magic of facebook, a friendship has been renewed. We trade sighs over sunsets or sunrises... and we share love for one certain beautiful lighthouse, and all that surrounds it. Tidbits of our now life mixed all in between, and that in itself is a gift... loving the silver and the gold of friendship, and stirring it all together. But there was another gift... one that arrived buried in pink peanuts and wrapped in pink bubblewrap...

A thank you for the gift of friendship, for all that our friendship is about. Knowing that there is something that makes her think of me and smile would have been more than enough for this heart... but she went that extra mile, and thank you just doesn't seem enough.

Oh, how I cherish the friendships in my life... one of the most beautiful gifts that god lavished upon us. Somefriends we chat with over coffee, others by instant message.  And some... we read the words that have spilled out over their hearts onto this glowing screen. All real. All dear to the heart. All a gift... and most certainly worthy of a Tuesday.

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7 comments:

Richella said...

Dawn. . . there you go again. Somehow you're able to write the things that I think, the things I ponder and treasure in my heart. You are really, really good at getting it.

I treasure you!

Southern Gal said...

So sweet. Friendships are precious.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so sweet...and you are a friend to cherish!

Kathleen said...

You're welcome, and thank YOU too.... (who knew they'd use pink bubblewrap too? YAY)

Dayle said...

Those are too cute! Aren't friends the best?

Melissa said...

friendships are truly one of the most precious gifts that God has given us. so thankful for mine, as you are yours!

Julie said...

I, too, am so thankful for friends I have had for a lifetime & those I have recently met. Facebook is great for that!