Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Sweet Friend

I'd like to introduce you to one of the most uncomplicated, sweetest, non confrontational friends I have.

Jill and I have been friends since we were 3 years old.  She lived two houses away in a wonderful neighborhood.  We both had hair, with curls, that hung past our fannies.  We both played with Barbie Dolls, took tap dance lessons, dressed up as brides (also dressing her little brother up as a bride on more than on occasion) slept over each others house and went through grades K - 12 together.

As most friends do, we went our separate lives but always managed to stay in touch.  We both married, saw each other's children born, had holiday toast's together, sent each other Christmas cards and instead of living two houses away, we were separated by a few miles.

I enjoy, and cherish our friendship.  We've always made time to get together. As the years have rolled by, we've come to realize just how fast life passes you buy and if you don't jump on that fast moving train you're going to miss a lot of beautiful scenery you didn't know was out there.

Just a few of the many Decadent Desserts

We rendezvous each month at The Chocolate Mill

It's located in the town we grew up in and we usually spend 2 hours chatting about anything and everything while we drink our coffee and eat the most decadent pastries ever.

Jill and I make each other laugh, cry, remember events we'd forgotten about and some we'd like to forget all together. She is an upbeat, positive, fun, silly and understanding person, you can't help but want to be around her.  

Some of our favorite pastries
If there is anything I have learned over the years about friendship it's this. When someone phones you at 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night and asks if you can get together Wednesday morning for breakfast, no matter how much you think you HAVE to do that load of laundry, pick up groceries for dinner, or pay an over due bill in the morning........ stop!  

Think about that fast moving train.  Do you want it to pass you by?  Think about who may be on it and whether you want to spend some time with them checking out the scenery.  I've learned never say no to a friend, especially one who always puts a smile on your face and enjoys your company just as much as you enjoy theirs.

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