Monday, August 31, 2009

S is for Sweet


I really need to carry a camera more often. If I did that, I wouldn't be reduced to blatantly copying my friends' Facebook pix to use here. Oh well. If you're my FB friend, lock your profile pix down tightly lest you be the focus of this blog some day. And those of you who aren't yet my FB friends? Keep your real names well-hidden from me. It's your only hope.
While you're no doubt rendered speechless at the quality of my introduction to today's post, I will risk impressing you even further by reminding you that today is A-Z or Z-A Mondays hosted by Jen.
And now, since I seem to be majoring in abrupt and awkward transitions, it's time to discuss how the letter S is for sweet. Do you see the afore-mentioned picture? It's my friend whose job it was on Friday to be MOB/mother of the bride. The wedding was beautiful with a bride and groom uncontainably in serious love. I was able to fit into a dress, so I was clothed, and all was well.
What an unexpected friendship the MOB and I have had since that year a century ago when I was her son's Sunday school teacher. I was an about-to-be mother; she was a seasoned veteran. And one Sunday, in a crowded restroom, we began to talk. Amazingly enough, that conversation is still going on though we have finally moved out of the restroom.
Since the beginning, she has always created enough time to listen, to counsel, to pray with and for me and my family, and to laugh. I think she's a wonderful mom, a great wife, and a friend. Now, wait. I forgot to add an adjective before friend, so here's a few. Just take your pick knowing that each one is the truth:
smart friend
humorous friend
dear friend
my friend.
Oh yes, S Sertainly Stands for Sweet.

14 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Nothing beats a friend like that;) Nothing.

Living on the Spit said...

A friendship like I share with you...now we have to just move it out of the computer!!

You can steal my FB photos anytime.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is wonderful. What a tribute to someone who apparently means a LOT to you!!!!
I have not met anyone in the bathroom yet...I'll keep my eyes open a bit more.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awesomeness! friends like that are few and far between and totally worth each second :)

Grandma J said...

What a beautiful tribute to a sweet friend! I think she has a sweet friend too! :))

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Nothing beats a good and loyal friend. And I'm glad she survived the nuptials!

a corgi said...

what a wonderful tribute to your friend! so neat to have a friendship that long and one that you both still treasure! sounds like it was no coincidence you were in that restroom at the same time she was :)

betty

Jen said...

Happy Monday Caution Flag!
I can tell your post is Sincere-
how blessed you are to have such a friend. ;)

Sue said...

Glad that you wore something to the wedding and that it was fun!

Dawn said...

a great tribute to a great firned! how nice (awkward intro & all!) but really? you didn't have your camera at the wedding??!!!

Margaret said...

That's a lovely tribute to a friend. Hope you had a nice Monday.

Keeper Of All Things said...

Friends make for a softer world!!!

Mildred said...

What a blessing to have a special friend!!!

Ben said...

A very nice tribute!