Monday, June 28, 2010

Friends for a reason, friends for a season or friend for life?

An online friend just made me think of this poem so I thought I would share it. If I have ever called you friend, or still do, thank you for what you have given me along the way.

(dedicated to FOUR OF THE BEST FRIENDS I have ever had; Tammy and Mary Alice, because you are crazy enough to drive to Chicago with me with no plan in mind, just because I want to and Jenn and Lexi because you love me, despite my faults!!!!)

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown

So, there, Jenn you BIG BABY! snort

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Cardigan

When i saw this in a Bergère de France ad in a knitting magazine, I HAD to knit it. It was hard to get the pattern and the yarn as well as very expensive. But I LOVE it.  It's so whimsical and anything that is orange is ok with me!