raising a mommy

raising a mommy

Thursday, April 24, 2014

fmf: friend

Here are the rules:
1. Write for five minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back to Lisa Jo Baker's blog with the rest of the Five Minute Friday-ers.
3. Comment on the person who linked up before you.

Please join us!

Today's prompt: Friend


You know those people who you can go months or years without seeing, then you get together and it's like no time has passed at all?

Yeah. Those are the best. And I am so blessed to have so many of them!

From my locker-mate in first grade to my high school drama castmates to my college runners and fellow music majors and FCAers to my uppies...

Wow...as I got going on that list, I realized that there were so many other amazing groups of people I could list. I could probably spend my whole five minutes just listing off groups of wonderful people who have changed me for the better, to say nothing of naming actual people!

It's hard to remember sometimes, living out in the middle of nowhere like I do, but true friends are absolutely everywhere. Some of them are probably within miles of me right now, and I just haven't met them yet! I don't need a whole lot of human interaction (one of my realizations during my year on the prairie) but just having a few good friends to turn to is so necessary.

If you are one of those people for me or anyone else (and chances are...you are!) thank you for being the awesome you that God made you!


My beautiful friend, a former music major (who saw the light before I did and escaped!)

(Most of) My Uppies. Words cannot express my love for you!

My gorgeous roommates/running buddies...now hot are our socks?

More Uppies...love!

High school drama love...

My gay husband

Five Minute Friday


  1. You're right .. "Those are the best." Totally agree! Stopping by from FMF! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. YES. The very best - as if there is no time that has passed. By the way, I love the name of your blog!!

  3. I have a few of those friends that remain friends against time. How sweet it is when we get together and the time goes by so quickly before we part again. I'm going to email a friend I haven't talked to in a while thanks to your post.

  4. I too am blessed enough to have these kinds of friends. Friends are an amazing gift. Great post! Your FMF neighbor, Patti

  5. I could spend my whole 5 minutes and maybe 55 more naming the people too. I like your observation that there are probably many more friends within miles that you haven't yet met...that attitude is missing from so many hearts...the thought that "i don't have any friends" instead of viewing the people we meet and surrounding us as our friend possibilities