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

Saturday, September 27, 2008

weight watchers and friendship

So far so good this week on Weight Watchers. Tonight we are having crockpot chicken fajitas and then going to a sports bar to watch a UCF football game. Last night I was able to make a big book of online recipes I found. Yes, last night was a long night! HeeHee!

Just posted on our adoption blog about community. But last night, was a very good night for me because I was able to catch up with my friend Rebekah who was working on my floor. SHe has always been one of my best friends at work but due to her growing family, schedules and other things, we have not been able to talk to each other for a very long time. We talked a lot about marriage, church and friendship in general and boy my idea of friendship has really changed.

The word friend is pretty strong. Friends are such a special gift that you have to take care of. I have not been the best friend to so many people and I am sorry about that. I am not sure when the last time I actually called someone to talk simply because I didnt want to bother them. Thats sooo not cool! Over the past year, I have made some good friends at church, work, online, blah blah blah. When I think of a friend, I think of someone I can be real with. Someone who wants to get to know the real Amy even with all the yuckiness inside.I have enjoyed letting people get to know the real me. I am not sure I have ever really been as honest with people as I have this year. I have been honest with my weight, infertility and have tried not to hide some of those feelings. Its very hard for me to be honest and real with people I do not know, but I am getting better. For someone to love me unconditionally is rare but awesome. I want to share my thoughts, even the not nice ones. What the purpose of relationships if you do not share the real stuff? I have a lot of acquaintance's at work and church who I think are awesome. I have some friends who are quick to share. I wish I was more like that. Sometimes my friends share a lot more than I do, and that's not fair. God created us to be real with each other, even when "being real" isn't pretty!

What I am learning is no matter how together someone has it, not many of us really have it together. But to me, that's what great about being alive. We can help and encourage each other and take joy in our relationships.

I am constantly learning.


Jose said...

So true Amy, life is a contant lesson with no end. Seems to me you pretty much have it together though. The beauty of it all is that there is always room for improvement. I enjoyed your post.

Heather T said...

Awesome post! Life is a journey and should be a continual learning process. Friends make things so much better. I know I've got more 'online' friends than 'real life' friends but like you said "TRUE" friends are people you can be 'real' with. That is what is important, if you can't be yourself with them, they truly are not 'friends'. I enjoy reading your blog.

Michelle said...

Friendships are so important, really. Glad you are finding ways to open up. And good job on the good WW week!!

Amy said...

A true friend loves you...faults and all. None of us are perfect. That's why we need a Savior!

I like it that you are opening up. Being real makes us human. If we all acted like everything was perfect all the time I think we would have fewer friends to tell you the truth. Knowing that someone else struggles with different issues makes us feel like we, too, can open up and share our hearts! We need that support from one another don't ya think?

We're always learning. And you will find that the older you get the more you won't mind sharing. At least I feel that way!