I have friends at many different levels.
There are the friends that I see weekly at homeschool events. We cross paths but don't really interact on a daily basis. Yet, I know that they are there and that there is a level of caring. There is definitely a relationship.
Then there are church friends. I see them a couple of times a week and often we will speak during the week to check in and see how each other is doing.
There are the neighbor friends. Whether it is because the children play together or because we have similar interests I very much value these friendships.
All of the previously mentioned friends are relationships because of the location of home or decisions to participate in church or co-op.
But there is a special group of friends that are at a different level. There are just a few people in my life that will be there always. Shelley, Lee, Mom, Warren...
The ones that I am around now may turn out to be that kind of friend but it is too soon to know that because these relationships have not been tested by time and distance.
I think that women really do need each other. The fact that so many of us are reaching out to each other through our blogs is pretty good evidence that we were built to relate with other people. Especially people that we find things in common with. Folks we can learn and grow from. I am very thankful for my new "bloggy" friends!
It is so easy in our daily lives to forget to "work" on our friendships and keep them fresh. To take our friends for granted.
So here is a BIG shout-out to all of my many friends....Thank you for being there!
I'm glad you are my friend!