Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Ode to Friends

Mine, not the TV show.

Friends run into your kitchen to search for a mouse.
Friends want to trade "our" car in for that Jeep on the side of the road.
Friends attack 2" cockroaches so you don't have to.
Friends walk in and do your dishes.
Friends mop your floor saying, "I want to show you that I love you."
Friends go to a doctor's appointment with you, just so you don't have to go alone. 
Friends encourage you when you've got nothing left.
Friends correct the same word you've pronounced wrong...for the fifth time...today.
Friends try to Skype you in to long-distance weddings.
Friends answer the phone at 4:30 in the morning.
Friends lend their washing machine for an unspecified amount of time.
Friends share their families.
Friends know they can say "I need a place to sleep tonight."
Friends travel alongside you and see you at your worst--and sometimes your best.
Friends bring you thoughtful gifts--like SoftLips.
Friends run around your house hanging curtains and frames while you run around town shopping.
Friends proof-read things you mail out from 5,000+ miles away.

I was going to say that God's not the only one taking care of me here, but the longer I thought about it, the more I realized--He's the One doing the caring, He's just being creative in how He manifests that.  He's been faithful to provide friends who've taken care of me in the past (some are mentioned here), He's being faithful to provide friends who are currently taking care of me, and I have no doubt He'll continue to provide friends in the future to take care of me.

Praising God today for a myriad of friends!

1 comment:

Melissa G. said...

I think of you at the oddest times... like when I'm killing a roach. =) I take it as a reminder to pray for you. This is Florida in the summer time... I pray for you a lot. =)