Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Girlfriends

I'm sitting here in the Hug Chair with the Twins snuggled in next to me.  It's a little crowded and a bit warm, but it won't last long.  Hubby is busy working on a project right now, but as soon as he finishes up and shows the slightest sign of walking toward his big leather recliner, they will bolt out of the Hug Chair like it is on fire. 
 
So I guess instead of being annoyed that I can barely move to type, I'll just try to enjoy the few minutes of cuddle time I get with them while I share with you about my February Quests for the day.
 
Flossing & Exercise
First thing this morning I took care of flossing and exercise.  Since I am doing the C25K running plan, today was a walking day for me, so I walked on the treadmill and lifted weights.  My knee felt good today, although I am still wearing the knee brace.
 
Share Love
Tonight I enjoyed a great "catch up" chat with a far away friend.  I would like to introduce you to my great friend, the Plate Spinner. She has been a wonderful friend to me for many years and our conversations always make me smile. Coming up with her blog name was one of the hardest for me, because there are so many fabulous ways to define her.
 
The Plate Spinner is one of the hardest working women I know. At any given time she is working three different paid jobs. She is a mother, teacher, editor, and business owner. Not only that, but she has been down some bumpy roads in her life. She has suffered loss and heartache. And yet...she keeps those plates spinning. She is strong and courageous. She is brave and faithful.
 
If a plate should fall...and sometimes they do...she might pause for a minute, but then she picks it back up, puts it back into place and continues spinning her plates. Honestly, I get worn out just watching her. I'm also incredibly proud of her for keeping those plates spinning no matter what...even when the road under her feet is not so smooth. 
 
There are several reasons why I love sharing a friendship with the Plate Spinner, but I think the best one is that we can lean on each other.  She was a huge support to me throughout my years of teaching in the classroom.  I knew I could go to her with anything and she would help me.  In turn, when she went through some difficult times, she came to me and I was grateful for the opportunity to share in her burden and help. 

It hasn't been all heavy times though, we have shared some great laughs as well.  I always smile when I think of us laughing together.

As I think about this month of Love, I can't help but think of my great group of girlfriends.  They are spread out all across the nation and even in a few other countries.  Some of them know each other, others have never met.  They have become my friends through work, church, our boys, Hubby's work, or where we lived.  Some I have known almost all of my life, while others just a matter of months.

They have supported me, laughed with me, cried with me, encouraged me, drove me places, danced with me, sang with me, and even prayed with me.  I am one blessed girl when it comes to my friends and I am most grateful to God for placing each one of them into my life. 

You haven't met all of them on this blog yet.  There is a lot more to share.  Keep reading and I'll keep sharing.

One thing I know...in this life...I am loved by a great group of girlfriends. 

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