Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Am So Blessed


See this beautiful woman?
She is the mother of six.
Don't hate her because she is beautiful,
love her because she is a wonderful dear friend whom I love.

I am old enough to be her mother (YIKES) but when
 we met while working together a few years back,
 we just connected.
  In the years that have followed we have been 
 separated by mileage and by busy lives,
but when we call after months and months have gone by,
 we pick up right where we left off. 

We had one of those calls this evening
 and I am ending my day with that warm fuzzy feeling
 you only get after a long (very long) chat with a good bud.

She is a wonderful Mother, a beloved wife,
a caring and charitable human being.
She is my friend.
Kristin
I am blessed to have you in my life.

Life is yin and yang
up and down
good and bad

The events of last Sunday threw me a bit I must confess,
but were book-ended with a brunch on Saturday with 
friends wishing me congratulations
 and lovely presents from two gal pals;
followed by today with a wonderful visit with Kristin.

It's all a teeter totter, and just when I think 
I am going to get slammed down hard to the ground, 
a balance is struck and I gently bounce back into rhythm.

Events can knock us off kilter, but those we love
 and who return our love, ground us,
keep us strong, give us hope.
I am so blessed.

Suzan

16 comments:

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Yes, you are! Sometimes it takes these situations to remind us...right??!
♥'s
Sherry

Theresa said...

so true... on all accounts! xoxoxoxoxo

Razmataz said...

You sneak...it was your birthday and we didn't know...Happy birthday to you.

I am so happy you had a brunch out and a visit with Kristin....

Another year wiser my friend.

marcia at Child in Harmony said...

Just beautiful Suzan. Age truly doesn't matter- kindred spirits connect no matter what.

With each post you write, I'm happy to have found you.

happy day!

Olive Cooper said...

Z, it is a blessing to have such a good friend. I read your post about the trouble in your street and you are right it could happen any where. ♥O

Bead and Needle said...

Here's to teeter totters...and true friends. Hope your week stays on an even kilter, Z...Tanya

Bead and Needle said...

Love the playlist, too...when it rains, it pours!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Beautifully said. So happy you have a true friend like her:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

April said...

I would definitely say you are...I just read your previous post about what occured in your neighborhood. How scary that must have been for you! What a blessing it is to be surrounded by friends and family who care and who are there for you when you need it most.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

So true Suzan, I agree. Thank our dear Lord and Angels above for the good friends we have. Just knowing they are there makes life just a bit more bearable. Last Sunday sounds very scary ~ I hope all is as well as well can be. Stay grounded ~ we love you.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a sweet post for your dear (and yes, beautiful!) friend ;-)

erin said...

your friend is lucky to have YOU! one of my dearest friends is just 3 years older than my daughter. age doesn't matter. glad your feeling more balanced, sweety.

ee
xxoo

A Cottage Muse said...

It's nice to see the happiness in your post that your friend brought you!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

What a nice post!

Kristin said...

You are such an incredible woman...I am so blessed to have you in my life, and am forever grateful for your friendship. What an unexpected treat to read your post this afternoon. I always know you are there for me without judgement or agenda whenever I need you, the same way you have been for the last seven years. What a wonderful set of circumstances or God moments that brought us toghether. It is undeniable the way God works in one's life. Forever thankful for the blessing of friendship, especially for one so unconditional and encouraging as yours. ~Kristin

kitchu said...

she is stunning, and friends like that are the kind that come only once, maybe a handful of times if that in a lifetime. how wonderful that you have this special bond.

and sheesh. 6 kids? i didn't even give birth to my amazing daughter and my body looks like i gave birth to a dozen!