Ok, so I do think I am one of those lucky people who has lots of relly great friends. My own little gift from God, I should say. And those of you who I would consider close friends, think of what a wreck I would be if God had not given you to me as a friend! There is one friend, in particular, though, who always stands out as one of my closest "in town" friends. She knows who she is, cuz' I already told her I was posting about her.
I often find it quite funny that we are friends because I think we might fit into the category of opposites attract. She pays very close attention to details - likes and dislikes of people around her, potential hazards to children, what colors people use in their home. I, on the other hand, just complimented her last week on her "new" curtains, to which she reminded me that she had shown them to me 2 years ago when she made them. When we were "new" friends, she had me into her home several times a week when her firstborn was only 3 weeks old. I was averaging a week just to return calls when my firstborn was that age. She is properly concerned with keeping her house clean, my husband just asks that he be able to get the front door open.
Anyway, she is that great friend who knows when you're stressed without you having to say it, asks about the new sleep routine you are trying in order to lengthen your toddler's naps, and won't let you keep her kids for her birthday dinner because she thinks you have too much on your plate.
I'm so glad you're my friend!