Friday, April 30, 2010

The Friend I am Missing

God has blessed me with so many amazing friends in my life. I think one of the hardest things in becoming a "grownup" has been the way my friendships have changed. I got married, moved further away, got a job and had Noah. It got harder to spend quality time with some of my closest friends. This pregnancy has been exhausting. And I have spent even less time keeping up with friends out of town as I try to make it through each day in one piece. I have missed birthday parties and gettogethers for sickness and just sheer exhaustion. I just keep saying, "when life slows down a little bit I'll catch up with...."

There is one friend who has really been on my heart this week.

I was resting on the couch trying to conjure enough energy to get up and go to bed staring at the walls and getting a sudden urge to paint my walls pale blue. I wished she was there to tell me the colors I have are beautiful.

It was Shania Twain week on AI and it took me back to days in high school where she rode shotgun singing into TCBY spoons.

I was sitting on the porch looking at the Pottery Barn catalog while Noah colored with chalk. I wished she was there to give me her opinion on whether I could recreate the weathered white candlesticks.

I had a Krispy Kreme and it tasted a little off. I wish she was there. Together we consumed enough to tell when something isn't quite right.

I was struggling to fall asleep and I was praying for her and wishing all those times I had missed I had simply picked up the phone and called just to say hi. But somehow I found it easier to tell her how much I missed the everyday things of our friendship here. I hope she knows that even though I don't pick up the phone as often as I should it doesn't mean I don't miss her all the time! I'd give anything to be able to catch up in person soon! Love you Laura!


Laura M. said...

I miss her too and she lives only 5 minutes down the road. Cheers to the best of friends. I know she will appreciate this post.

LJM said...

carrie, your sweet words are such a gift! and a gift i needed! i am thankful for you! i miss you terribly and would LOVE to get together soon...maybe we shouldn't even try to catch up on work and life...just grab a spoon and sing. love you.