My stomach hurt on the way home today from a bridal shower, and while we ate at this shower it had nothing to do with the food in any way. Instead, it was because I got to visit with a few of my close friends and I laughed so hard for so long that I got a stomach ache. I have one friend in particular who is seriously hilarious. This friend, let's call her Lee, is one of my closest friends and I can't imagine my life without her. We have known each other for ten years now and it seems like just yesterday we were talking for hours in an alley getting to know one another. Now for the record this alley was brightly lit and it was dusk when we concluded our time together.
However, I digress, this woman is a phenomenal woman. I realized on my way home that I may have said a couple of things that could have embarrassed her and I really didn't mean to if I did. She says and does some truly funny and occasionally odd things and I find them completely endearing, it just makes her that much more lovable! Some of her mishaps make me feel so normal; there is many a time when I can see myself doing the exact same thing. Her faith oftens inspires and reminds me how to make it through the tough times. She is a fantastic friend!
In fact when she lived in the next state over and I had my son a few years ago, she made an incredible effort to come not once, not twice, but three times over the course of three weeks. Lee followed us home from the hospital (after bringing us a non-hospital approved lunch) and basically hauled me into my bed to tuck me in while my husband was out getting my pain pills.
Now I don't want it to seem like no else helped me out, because there was an army helping us during this time to make things work. It was just so touching how she made the trek to another state week after week. I felt so completely loved by her and special. I guess that this brings me to the point of this post, I truly hope that the people in my life feel loved by me as well. I know I embarrass people with my moronic behavior etc, however I just pray that those who are close to me know I say things out of love.
I love you Lee and I am so grateful to have you in my life!!!