Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Seasons of Our Lives


Bride-In-Taxi
Bride-In-Taxi (Photo credit: brownphotographic)
       I attended a bridal shower for a friend on Sunday. We’ve known each other for approximately six years. It seems to me that I am always reading stories about friendship and the length of friendships, and I’ve always wished I had that in my life. I am an introvert and tend to spend most of my time alone, therefore not putting myself out there for friendships. Lack of trust is also an issue.

       Then, as my best friend and I were sitting together watching this same friend open her wonderful gifts and having such a great time, tears came to my eyes because as I looked around the room, I realized that I did have that friendship in my life.

       I have a group of four -now five- women in my book club group that I have been friends with for around six years now. We have seen each other through marriage rifts, boyfriend problems, illness, selling houses, buying houses and moving, looking for Mr. Right, divorce, children, and grandchildren. We have become an integral part of each other’s lives.

       As I sat there and watched my friend open her gifts, I thought back to our first conversation -which we still laugh about. It was actually the second time we met and we were sitting next to each other after having served ourselves dinner. I mentioned that I had been reading a cookbook, and she interrupted me, looking at me as though I were a space alien, to ask, “How do you read a cookbook”. I remember thinking, what a snob. I can either make nice or knock the hell out of her. It was a pivotal moment.

       Needless to say, I made nice and we became fast friends. She has since confessed to reading a cookbook or two herself – but that’s a secret. Oh! And by the way – my answer to, “How do you read a cookbook?” was, I always buy the ones with pictures.

       It is funny how life is sometimes. We have gone from “looking for Mr. Right” to finding him, and now marrying him with our friend. We’ve watched a season end and a new exciting one about to unfold. And, as I look at my wonderful friend, surrounded by opened boxes, crumpled tissue paper, fine china, and delicate crystal, I find myself quietly anticipating the chapters still to come in our shared lives.

       Best Wishes Tara for a wonderful married life, and the next season of your life.

       Do you have special friends in your life? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.

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3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your lovely post. We're lucky when we find a group of people to share an interest with (in your case, books; in my case, writing) and those people turn into friends. Congratulations to your friend on her wedding and to you for your friendships.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sandy. Will definitely pass along your congrats! I would love to find a writing group. Lucky you!

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  2. I love your blog, I look forward to seeing more from you. Do you run any other sites? thanks

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