Friday, September 30, 2011

Five Minute Friday :: On Friendship



I'm joining Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday with the writing prompt:

On friends...
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As I read Lisa-Jo's post commenting on friendship growing sisters, I think in admiration, "What a gift." And although I cherish tremendously the close, authentic friendships I share in, I'm not so sure I have experienced that level of friendship myself. Maybe what I do have hinders that a little. And I wouldn't trade it. What I have makes me feel a little spoiled and very blessed.

Because I have five sisters grown into the best of friendships. We are kindred's that makes it pretty tough to compete with. We think alike. Many times we'll get together and find ourselves wearing the same color scheme. We have the same sense of humor. We laugh ourselves to tears over goofy things. We'll find ourselves tuned into the same book. We value the same things. We dream up similar things. And where we may disagree, we love unconditionally.

These are the people where, upon departure of a three-day camping trip together with our families, we call out, "Good-by-ye! See you tonight!" And we will because we have another reason to celebrate.

So whether friendships are growing sisters or the other way around, close friendships are a gift. Some are for a season. Some a lifetime. But the one thing I couldn't be more grateful for right in this moment is that the friendship with these sisters is sure to last a lifetime.
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9 comments:

  1. "Some are for a season. Some a lifetime." True! Maybe the secret to the treasure of friendship is to remember just that!
    Thank you for posting about your wonderful friends/sisters!

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  2. Too funny - I posted nearly the exact same thing, except I have four sisters instead of five. Isn't it great to have those friends with whom you have such history?

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  3. I LOVE that photo! That really is worth a thousand words about your friendship with your sisters! What a great post about them and your relationship- so happy for you that you had this to draw on for the Gypsy Mama post. You nailed it!

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  4. Wow, what a unique situation. And beautiful too! Lovely post!

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  5. Although I didn't participate in this Five Minute Friday...it sure has been fun reading some of the posts. It makes me miss some of my far away friends.

    Have a great weekend, friend.

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  6. I'm thankful my sister is my friend as well, it's a double bond really, especially hardy! What a treasure to have a community naturally built in to your life!

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  7. I love what you have with your sisters...wouldn't trade that for anything, would you? so, so special...there is nothing like coming from the same place and the laughter, I love the laughter with sisters, it's like none other...ok, love to you, friend:}}

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  8. what a beautiful description of our relationships! Love ya sis!Jeannette

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