We used to sing that song in Brownies. I thought the words were "make new friends, but keep them old," and I could never figure out how I was supposed to make my friends old!
It has occured to me these past few weeks that God has sent me more new friends this year than in the past 3 combined. I'm just so thrilled with each and everyone of them that I thought I'd do a little tribute. An ode, if you will. Now don't get me wrong, I love all my "old" friends but that is another day.
In no particular order......
Linette -Who knew a brief encounter at Border's storytime could blossom into this? She has been a great friend to me and I so value her wisdom as someone who has "been there, done that."
Heather - She has had the patience of Job these last 2 years! She is waiting for her long overdue travel call so she can fly to Korea and pick up her little Emalee. She is a prayer warrior and if neither family moves out of the Truman district (and why would they?) her daughter will provide a Korean classmate for Sam Demers.
Holly- I know I knew her before this year but we didn't have the "hang out on the weekends, chat on the phone" friendship we do now. She is the most benevolent person I know, she recycles, and she could beat up any guy with her mad cop skills.
Brandy- She is always smiling and cheerful. So much fun to be around. If her son gets his way, we will one day be related by marriage.
Shannon- So sweet and I have so much fun dicussing the ins and outs of Korean adoption with her. I can't wait to meet her new daughter at the airport next Thursday.
Lotz and Dane- I knew Lotz last year but I can't say I really liked him. That was a bad decision on my part. (He knows all about it!) Very funny guy and I do love that Dane. They will make the best parents.
Ansley- Oh where would I be without her? My west coast BFF. We were in process side-by-side for months. Now we have our babies home and all is right. You all will probably never meet her but if you know Kendra R., you know her. They are so same-same it's uncanny.
Did I forget anyone? Probably, as I am a very forgetful person. That's all for now!