Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Friendship - you need to make it work!

As I do this post I am several hundred miles from home. This trip mama and I are on has confirmed some "old" friendships and some "new" friendships. Do we really grasp that to have friendships we have to be a friend? In other words, we have to work on it.

Last Friday we stopped and saw Vicki - a young lady who we had not seen since she was 15! She is now a mom of three children - a friendship from the past that was renewed. Shortly after seeing Vicki we went and saw Scott & Darla and family - for a couple of days. What a special time. I taught their boy how to bowl (Heh Heh) and advised their 18 year old daughter no dating for several years yet - oh what precious friends!

Then on Sunday at lunch mama and I met "Life Adapted" (see my blog roll) and her hub! What a precious couple. God has blessed us again with new friends.

Yesterday, Tuesday, we went to the "Sound" along the Atlantic coast line and walked the boardwalk with Ed (see my blog roll) also a friend who we met for the first time. I wept (as I am now) as I hugged Ed - he is a very special friend - now with a face.

In a few hours mama and I meet Butch (on my facebook list) and his wife. We are going out to dinner together - we are excited. THis trip/vacation would be nothing if it were not for family and friendships.

I challenge you to work on your friendships - they are precious you know! By the way how are your family relationships doing?

14 comments:

CrossView said...

Great idea! Come on over so I can work on my friendship. I'm green with envy that all those people got to spend time with you and your wife.... ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

WE would love too! Why not come see us at Haloween - you could ride over on your - uh uh uh - Harley ??

burmcn said...

We are so blessed to have met Judy and you this evening. You are so correct in friendships because we have had the pleasure being friends here what a great joy of having eternity to be friends in God's house.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Burton - Welcome to my blog !! Hope you enjoy!! Friendship is also fragile - handle with care!!

Ed said...

Sharing time with the two friends was a highlight of my year.

You guys sure do get around. That van of yours is really getting a workout.

You have so many friends because you are a great friend to everyone who meets you.

I must admit that I was a lot more sociable when I was younger. I am so comfortable with my life it does take more of an effort to go out. To spend time with old friends, and make new ones, is well worth the effort.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Good morning Ed! We are having a great time in your State! Our van got a break last night! Ha! Butch and his wife picked us up at the house. Friendships are special - this is a trip we will not forget!

Darla said...

i miss you, so just turn around and get back here mister!

glad you all are having a good time~

Life Adapted said...

Yay! I'm your friend! Does that mean I have to get you a Christmas gift?

Be ever so blessed.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - Tuesday we head home - see you at the Rest Area!

LA - yes, I love chocolate! LOL

Tanya Ross said...

What a great post, I understand what you are saying. I am getting to have Thanksgiving with my sister. We have not had a holiday together for about twenty five years. I am so excited. We will got to Georgia to see them. And I am really blessed by all the friends I have on blogger and in my town. God bless you both and have a great trip back. Love Tanya

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Tanya! Hope that you have a great Thanksgiving with your sister!

Peter Olson said...

We consider your friendship a blessing! Drive safely my friend.
God bless you through your travels.

CrossView said...

Come back! I miss you!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - We are back!