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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I have the BEST friends!

As you all know, things have been crazy around here lately with the whole employment (or lack thereof) thing. I've been stressed, freaked out and downright mean at times because of it.

About two weeks ago, I put out a prayer request to my closest friends because I was feeling such despair. I knew I wasn't being very kind or patient with Frank and I felt bad about that plus we had a ton of bills that needed to be paid. So I sent out the request because my girls are awesome prayer warriors.

Not long after I sent out the e-mail, I received wonderful messages of how they were praying and offers of assistance -even if it were just to buy me the little things :). I love them all for this and so much more. I felt a bit embarrassed that they even wanted to do anything for me other than pray. After than, one dear friend came and took me out to dinner and movie. It was so nice to just get out and get away from my troubles for a little while! Then, one of my dear girls gave me some groceries. What a blessing! We dug in to them right away. Then another friend, my BG, called and invited me to go out for coffee. The local gas station around here is affiliated with the grocery store it is next too and you earn gas points every time you shop. She offered me her gas points so I could fill up my tank! THAT was a blessing.

And then, just when I felt that my girls could not possibly love me any more, they did something truly amazing. While filling up the tank, I was handed an envelope. In it was a beautiful card that said "Keep Smiling" and inside was money to pay our bills. There are no words to describe how I felt at that moment. I mean, we are all struggling right now and yet these amazing women took from their families to help mine. I'm still in shock and reeling from it. I told them all that "thank you" seemed like such a small way to express how I felt.

Bottom line is that they love me. They care about me and my family. I cannot believe my good fortune in having these people in my life. For more than 14 years I have experienced the love of wonderful friends all around me. These gals know that I love them, equally, and that I would do whatever I could to help them if the situation was reversed.

I love you, guys!!! I thank GOD for blessing me with your friendship. And to quote a recent quote that I used as my status on Facebook that very night:

"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends" - Clarence, "It's a Wonderful Life".

9 comments:

A.Marie said...

What a Blessing to have such awesome friends!

God will Bless Them for what they have done for you. I am so happy that you have such a terrific support group!

Lola said...

You are truly blessed!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Friends. . . . the cornerstone of who we are!!!

Roo said...

Friends truly are a blessing. Sometimes we take them for granted, but the TRUE friends are there... good or bad, in ways you never expect.

Ada said...

Good for you, you have your friends who are always there to support you and give you a hand. Keep it up.

joy said...

You are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends in your life. God is using them as instruments to shower you the blessings you need.

meretrisha said...

hi stacy..this is a touching story.. i believe it was GOD who moved them, your friends are instruments of God..God bless you, keep that faith!

Mee2 said...

What a wonderful story. It's always nice to hear of the good in the world. You brought a few tears to my eyes. Good tears. I believe what goes around comes around. You're lucky to have such wonderful friends.

Frugal Vicki said...

I also love the quote "Friends are God's way of showing us he doesn't want us to walk alone"
I am glad you have such great friends in your life!