Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sunday Scribblings ~*~ In the Last Hour...














~* In the last hour, I have finally laid down my weary body after three days of hard work. I closed my eyes and thought about this person and smiled. She is my very best friend, my VBFF. I got to spend a good portion of this work time with her and my Ma, as extremely helpful helpers. Emotionally and spiritually, it felt like more play than work because of them. Physically, I'm beat, sore muscles and tired from late nights. We don't take relationships lightly, do we? We realize and understand that each person that comes into our life, is not only a gift, but has a purpose for being there. We learn, we smooth out each other's rough spots and we bring important things to the table like, companionship, acceptance and accountability.
~* In the last hour, I thanked God for her and smiled. How can you be so opposite and so much alike at the same time? We have the "Three Bears" dynamic, whatever I am at the moment, like a pendulum, she swings the other way, and we meet somewhere in the middle and it's just right. If I am being irrational, she is completely rational and somehow, with force, she can pull me in her direction and bring clarity. I tell her regularly that she is a much better person than I, but I see true admiration in her eyes for me. Unfortunately, we did not spend our childhoods together, but we lived the same life. Practically year for year, we experienced the same trials and triumphs, just a few years apart and in different areas of this world. And the force of fate brought us together, just two doors down, about 11 years ago.
~* In the last hour, I smiled, really really big...and then fell asleep ;-)

23 Comments:

Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

ohhhh...i haven't seen her face in so long. she is so lovely. i want to smother her with kisses.

i am so glad you had marmie and her to help you this weekend. i hope all went as you dreamed.

thank you for your yummy words on my blog, sis...they made me cry and feel so loved.

deep love right back at you...

sweet dreams and be gentle with yourself. xoxo

ps. i just posted a pic i think you'll likie. ; )

10:24 PM  
Anonymous angela marie said...

Ahhh, you made me cry.

Oh, my very sweet friend. I thank God for bringing you in to my life. I enjoyed our time together. We all needed that. Smile.

Rest my love.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

That is so so sweet bless you both.
xoxox
Sweet Dreams D

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great post. friends are most awesome treasures, aren't they? poet

3:15 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What a beautiful tribute to friendship, love. So exquisite. much love, friendships and peace to you sweet Darlene, xo, d

4:07 AM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

That pedulum thing is so wonderful - one to pull up when the other falls down.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

What a fabulous tribute to friendship! This made me smile.

PS...my friend and I who have that parallel life thing going call ourselves "cosmic twins, separated at conception." :-)

7:49 AM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

Such sweetness in this friendship you have shared here...(sigh)...
--D.--

9:18 AM  
Blogger brittany said...

lucky you two for having this with each other--and for living so close! what a bonus.

what did you do with all these beauties? maybe there was there a christmas fair where you sold your goods...

xox
B

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Teresa Sheeley said...

She looks as sweet as you are. I am so glad you have a good best friend to lean on, there is nothing better!! What is up with all of those jewels, I assume you are selling them? Why can't I buy one?? They look gorgeous!! Must have one!! :o)

Love ya!!
Teresa

10:39 AM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

2 doors down!!! That sounds like a good song Darlene! Maybe you can write a poem about your best friend! I'm glad you have her and she has YOU!!! xoxoxoxo

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your bestie is beautiful.
Just like you are my dear.
What a blessing to have each other.
Bx

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your bestie is beautiful.
As are you.
Such a blessing to have and understand each other so well.
Bx

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quality time with friends and family--you can't beat that! Sounds like you deserve a good rest. Keep smiling :D

xoxo Star

2:55 PM  
Blogger Laini said...

What a beautiful friendship! Hurray for soulmates!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

She is so pretty! It is such a blessing to have a friend like that.

Thank you for your encouagement. I can see how your friends are lucky to have you!

:)

9:25 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

I so agree with you that people come into our lives for a reason. This has been on my mind a lot the last week.

This is a beautiful tribute to your sweet and loving friend...and what an incredible gift to have her so close.

Sweet dreams to you..xoxoxoxo

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What lovely things to say about the nature of friendship and about your BF and how lucky to have a BF living so close.
Please tell me what you've been doing? It loks fascinating
Angela

3:06 AM  
Blogger gerry rosser said...

I try not to be envious of anyone or anything, envy is not a particularly useful or noble sentiment/thought. Having said that, I envy your friendship. I will admit that I've gone through my whole life without any close friends (for the purpose of this discussion I leave out lovers, who fall into a special category). Outside my family (both blood and marriage based) I have virtually no contact with anyone (other than blogging). Even within my family the range of regular contact is narrow.

My late mother was a sad loner, and although sweet to the core she was unable to express warmth and affection to her kids. Even late in life if she and I hugged there was a sort of nervousness about it. Her personality left all 6 of us pretty much the same (our father died very young).

When I see "buddy" films and even commercials, when I read books involving strong friendship, or otherwise become aware of such relationships, I feel very wistful. I wonder at times if these things are just part of the mythmaking of our society. You have assured me this is not true (as, in truth, have others).

Anyway, thanks for your post.

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute! I hope you encourage your friend to read it.

Those kind of friends are like precious jewels. Mine doesn't live in my home town anymore but came for a visit this summer. The time together was so sweet and made me wish she was closer. Thank goodness for email!

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think i'm going to go call my best friend now.

:)

8:02 AM  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

: ) what a lovely beautiful tribute to your friend and the friendship that you share ... very warming ...

glad you had help when you needed it :)

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a touching post. We all need a best friend to see us through everyday and be there to balance and support each other. I agree that people come in to our lives for a reason and that is such a blessing in itself.

6:41 AM  

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