Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thankful Thinking.......

~Shannon, Kim, Me and Stacy..Courtney and Thomas 10 yr. anniv. party...Spring 2007~

~Kim, Ang, Me and Erin..1998~

~Me, and Elan..New Years Eve..2007~

~Courtney, Me, Kelly at the annual Mcleod Weenie Roast...Nov, 2008~ ~Me, Michelle and the Princess Madden..:) 2008~

~Jenny and Erin..2008~ ~Bek, Mary, Alice..2008~

~Me and Tracey..2008~

~Jenny, Erin, Kim, Alice, Stacy, Mary, Me, Shannon, Kim..Presley's 3rd b-day party 2007~

~Me and Alice 2007~ ~Kim, Erin, Me...2008~

~Mary (pregnant with sweet Sloane on her 30th b-day)..Aug. 2005~

~Tracey and Me 2003~
~Bek and Me 2005~ ~Collette, Erin, Kelly, Courtney..2007~

~Bek, Kelli, Danielle, and Me...90210 night...2008~

~Shannon, Mary, Courtney, Jenny, Erin, Me...2005~

**These are just a few of the special people...many more that I don't have pics to post of...**

Today was one of those days that just flowed seamlessly. Presley went to Preschool this morning, I went to the gym. At noon, I picked her up from school and headed to a hair appointment in Conyers. Can I get a Hallelujah?? Mary so graciously met me at the salon and picked up Presley with a kiss and a smile.

After my appointment (which was just a gloss and trim today), I headed to Mary's to pick up Presley. As I walk in, I see a full pot of coffee with 2 perfect mugs just waiting to be filled! The girl knows what I like!!! If that weren't enough she sends me home with a new FICTION girlie book to read, and a half a tube of MK foundation to finish off.

Driving home, I reflected on sweet thoughts of such fulfillment in the friendship department. I am not sure why God has put the greatest and most Godly women in my life, probably because He knew that I needed them so!! Today was just another day of God showing me His blessings in the people that surround me.

I don't consider myself very thoughtful at times or very friendship worthy. However, the people that I am so blessed to call as my friends seem to look past these flaws and love me anyway. They seem to accept me for who I am, ditziness and all. I know that I am oblivious to most things, most of the time. But somehow, they don't hold this against me. They still are constantly there for me, loving me, encouraging me, cheering me on, despite my obvious weaknesses.

Today, especially, I am thankful for all of you, my friends. You take the time to read my blog, boring as it is most days, you call me when I have crawled into one of my secluded caves, you send me sweet notes in the mail just to say hi, and most of all you are just here for me.

Shoulder to shoulder we stand as we clean up messes, change dirty diapers, fold laundry, pick up toys, cook our dinners, and perform all the duties that make up our days. We talk our few minutes on the phone, but usually revert to texting and emailing because we can't seem to find a quiet moment to make a phone call. I cherish each and every call, text, email, all of it. I know that your days are busy and your time is few. So, thank you for any time that you have given me just to let me know you care.

I am grateful for you today and everyday. Thank you for being exactly what I need, ALL of the time.

with a thankful heart,



Mary said...

Now, if that doesn't say it all!! How sweet, Jillian Amber! You know how to warm a girl's heart. Thank you for being such a special friend to me (she humbly excluded the part about how she picked up coffee to bring me and munchkins for the girls) - that's my friend, knows me too well!
Love you so!!

Laurie from GA said...

Aren't "girl friends" the best! That is my next post on my thankful list...I've been looking for some older pictures to scan!

You look very well endowed in the friends category! A very lucky woman!

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Awe! I am thankful to have you as my friend. Being a "friend" which is a verb most days, is the highest compliment. I really appreciate you, very much. Quite a lot!!

Love you so, too!

Michelle Chapman said...

Jill! Your blogs are far from boring...I look very much forward to reading them! I feel blessed to have YOU as a friend! You are without a doubt, one of the warmest hearted, Godly Woman I know!


Anonymous said...

AWWW You know you are a ROCK STAR friend...I love you. I am always short on words, but I love and appreciate you back..a million times.