Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What is a friend?

So many people think friends are only people you see in person. I have some of those. We chat on the phone, send text messages, and go out for drinks. They are great people to have around, even those that live in other states. We're all so busy with work & families that it's hard to make time to see each other as often as we should. That goes for all of us. I'm as guilty as the next person.

I also have some friends who are online. These friends fill a much needed void. When Paige was born I joined a group of ladies who also had children in January, 2006. Some friendships have endured the 3 years since I first met them. There's Beth who I actually got to meet in person. We visited her unnamed town for a music fest. We were able to let our kids play together while we got to sit and chat. Then there's Caroline. We've never met in person, although I'm tempted to crash her vacation to Vegas next year. But that's another blog. I have a few other online friends. We chat through instant messenger mostly.

A friend isn't someone you have to see in your regular everyday life. Your online friends are just as important and are lots of fun. It's just a different type of fun than girls night out. So, to all my friends, email, online & real life, thanks for being there. I'm sure I'll be chatting with all of you soon. That was me sending the naughty text earlier. Shhh! Don't tell Santa.


C. Beth said...

Aww! I'm so glad to be one of your real, online friends. :)

By the way, your art pen pal LOVED your cute work of art!

Caroline said...

Right back at ya!

I feel tremendously blessed to have you in my arsenal of people I know I can call on, I hope you feel the same. :0)