Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Week - Elizabeth




Have you found that friend as an adult? Do you know what I mean?

You have those friends you grow up with that are oh so dear to you. The friends that know your past way too well. The friends who could SO embarrass you with stories at the drop of a hat? The friends that have seen you with different boys and know all your horrible old boyfriends and all the drama that went along with it. The friends that saw you fall in love and saw you loose yourself in the man of your dreams, the keeper of you heart. Well, this is not the friend I am talking about.

I am talking about THAT friend that you find later.

The friend that only knows all those past stories because you told her. That friend who also only knows those stories from your point of view because she wasn't there. That friend who can only imagine you with that man of your dreams because that is all she knows. That friend who knows the adult you. That lost soul sister that, if you had known each other earlier, the friendship may not have been so beautiful. That friend that God saved for you for later in life. You know... That Friend...

Elizabeth is that friend to me. And she has been such a wonderful friend. One of the many ways she has been so special to me is the things that I learned from her as a mother. I can clearly remember when I was pregnant with Hannah (and she already had 3 children of her own) and I asked her what her big advice was. We were kindof joking around. I don't think it was any serious in depth conversation but she told me a very real and true answer. She told me to always be sure things were good and strong with my relationship to my husband and that would be the best thing I could do for my children. That advice. That moment. It will live in my heart forever.

Elizabeth and her family have taught Chris and I so much that we just can't express all of our gratitude. Helping to guide us thru this crazy thing called parenthood. Helping to calm me during this transition from outside-the-home to inside-the-home. And even though we totally do NOT see each other enough, we are so connected, it is amazing.

The Birthday Cakes. Atlanta Bread Company. Curves. 2 Families Becoming One for 3 months. Doing the Dishes Tomorrow. Laundry, What Laundry? Chris Helping Chloe Walk. Our Ice Cream Runs. Your Sonic Fetish. Atlanta Braves. Bumming Around. Messy Houses. Kohl's. Grocery Shopping Together. Craziness. Not Being Able to Finish a Sentence. Picking On Each Other. Games - Um - OK. I think I could probably go on and on...

The scripture that makes me think of Elizabeth is
Proverbs 31:28-29.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her saying: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."

5 comments:

Christopher said...

I second all that...Thanks Keith and Elizabeth!!

Keith said...

Nice pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grandmom said...

That Friend ... is one of the many blessings God gives us. Grandpop and I have had several of those kind of friends during our life time. They are so precious to our hearts. I'm happy you have ...That friend!

Libby said...

Are you trying to make me cry?! Thanks for all the sweet things you said, but I feel that I'm the one that's blessed! I'm thankful that you came into my life, and I'm excited about all the memories we're going to make in the future!! Oh,I'm gonna get you for those pictures!! :)

Carrie Mc said...

Well, Elizabeth was the childhood friend for me that you described first. She knows me in and out. She even had words with one of my boyfriends in high school to the point that he had to call and apologize to her before I would go out with him again. Those are always lifetime friends, but time and distance comes into our lives when we get older and things change a little. She is a wonderful person, mother and friend and I'm so glad that you have found THAT friend in her. You will never regret it. I promise!