Since my car accident 4 years ago, I have survived because of my friends here in Arizona. Moving back home to Ohio and becoming a shut-in, I discovered that my old friends were no longer...I don't know how to put it into words. They were happy to hear from me, come on over, oh you can't drive, gee that's too bad. I've never heard from them again. That has been hurtful and I've had to try to move on to make new friends. Not easy when you are a shut-in. They were really good friends in the past...that's it...in the past. As one of my best friends told me, when I moved away she had to make new friends too. God works in mysterious ways tho. One day I was on the internet and came across QCA. And now I have found Quilt with Us. I'm making quilty friends from all over the country! How cool is that?
For Christmas I received a devotional from my Secret Sister called Whispers of Friendship. I would like to share today's with you called "Be Thankful for Friends": Dear God, thank You for my friends. Help me not to take them for granted...Remind me often how poor my life would be without the friends You've given me. Help me to enrich their lives as they have mine. Amen.
Thank you friends for all the encouragement, thoughts, prayers, and even criticism (I may not always take it well, but probably deserve it. I get over it.). Without you I would be depressed and lonely. With you I feel alive, more creative, more energetic, and ready to move ahead with this new year. So let's get those sewing machines going! Get ready, get set, GO!!!!