Favorite Things: The "Art" of Friendship
This week I'm plugging a friend of mine - or rather, her blog/products. I have known Beth since we were six and seven (respectively) and we met while holding a not-so-friendly unofficial competition to see who could balance on the railroad tie flower boarder the longest while our mothers talked about something called "home-schooling". Beth won hands down since she could balance and walk all while reading Mr. Popper's Penguins. After getting in the car and asking my mom who that stuck up girl was (Me? A sore loser? Ha!), she informed me that she was my pediatrician's daughter, she was going to join our home-school group, and Mom hoped we would be friends. Yeah, right...Miss Popper's Penguins. But some 22+ years later, the rest, as they say, is history. We had doll parties until we were probably too old to be playing with dolls. I went with her family to the beach. We worked together at a living history museum and later at a Christian camp. We fought and made up and fought and made up and...well, you get the idea. We ended up graduating from high school the same year and then went our separate ways to college and life. She was in my wedding and three years later I was in hers. Even though we rarely bump into each other anymore, we'll always have pictures like this to prove that once upon a time we were cool enough to dress alike in very stylish t-shirts proclaiming that we had class. (Sorry Beth, but if it makes you feel any better, it's not my best picture either!) :-)
C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." Dream BIG. After going "there and back again," The Hubs & I have created a home that is full of books, stimulating conversation, and the laughter of our five kids. We have been the recipients of Amazing Grace, and our life goals can be summed up in four words: Love God, love people.