Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

friends

Michael and I had all of Monday off and this morning as well. I go back to work tonight after my nap. Yesterday I went to the gym (yeah me) and we ended the day going to trivia with members of our small group. It was fun and we almost won! After that, we drove home (first we had to "ghost" someone as we have now been "ghosted" 3 times) and had some ice cream (I had pumpkin ice cream) and we watched the Blair Witch Project and slept in... Too fun.
Today is the day we celebrate waiting 6 months for LynnMarie (check out http://www.thechristopherfamily.blogspot.com/ for more details) and to celebrate we had Chinese food.

Its almost nap time for me but I have been thinking about friendship lately. Friends are so important. I was thinking how you really have to take care of your friendships. I love my friends. I love meeting new friends. I have to be careful when we meet new friends. Sometimes I can be overwhelming and can hog the conversation. I hate it when others do that. I love it when my friends ask questions about whats going on in my life and ask if they can pray for me. How awesome is that? Michael and I have gotten to meet a lot of new friends in the last couple of months. Because of our adoption, we were lead to our new church. Because of church, we now have a small group, a sort of Sunday School class and I am involved in the Women's Ministry. i love it.

But I want my friends to know I care about them as well. I love having a friend that I trust so much that I can share my thoughts, dreams and crazy thoughts with. My friends are special because I am a bit crazy. Its true. I love a friend that I can really be myself with. friends I feel comfortable with. I want to be able to do nice things for my friends. I want to make their lives easier. Sometimes I am afraid to jump in and help, I prefer friends to ask me to help and thats not fair. I want to find time to spend with my friends. I feel like I have not been doing that and if you are one of those friends, I am so sorry. Please know that I love all of yall and pray for you daily. I want to be a better friend and I want to appreciate my friendships more.

So, are you the best friend that you can be? How can you be a better friend today?

7 comments:

Salome's Mom said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Pumkin icecream that sounds so yummy.

jenn said...

I have only a few friends, but many online friends. I am shy, and find it hard to make friends. The few friends I've had since moving south ended up being more trouble than not. I don't like high matinance (that spelling looks off) people. I guess I'm just a loner, and I like it that way. Being overweight doesn't help matters. People judge you fairly quickly by the way you look, and I don't like being judged.
However, I love my online friends. I find I can be more honest about myself, and I won't be judged as harshly. Make sense?

amy said...

Oh yes I understand and being fluffy myself, I really relate. My friends are precious and knowing they love me unconditionally and encourage me is awesome... I know about online friends....they rock

erin said...

Since being married 5 months ago, I've had a hard time being a good friend. I just want to spend all my time with my husband (we had a long distance relationship so being in the same place has been wonderful), and so I have had to be very intentional about trying to call my friends and keep up with everything that's happening in their lives. I want to be a better friend.

gail@more than a song said...

Pumpkin ice cream, don't think I've had that one before!
I'm glad y'all have found a church to be a part of, that means so much. And yay on 6 months waiting for the baby, getting closer!

Daddy Forever said...

I wish I was a better friend and could spend more time with them. But the kids take up so much of my time. It's really hard for me to have a life outside of my kids.

Bella's Mommy said...

I use to think I had a lot of friends but lately I have been feeling pretty friendless. Most of the people I was friends with were through work and even though we still work for the same company I took a position in another building. I am not in on theie day to day anymore so I feel left out. I still have friends from before I got married but when I got married I moved to a different state so I don't see them much either. It can be hard making new friends so I am kind of envious of all the friends you have made through your adoption journey. We adopted from the Ukraine and there are not the same support groups that there are with China adoptions. We are currently looking for a new church and hopefully we will make some new friends there.