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Monday, August 17, 2009

The Power of Forgiveness


Several years ago, Pam (of Soft in the Head) and I met and became fast friends. We enjoyed each other very much....but we were younger then, both artists shaky and insecure with our individual gift. There was a rift because of it and it was huge; both spirits badly bruised.
It has taken several years and my Father's ill health that began our healing and new journey ahead. My Father was sooo very pleased that Pam and I had put the past behind and started going forward, doing what we did best with each other... being friends. Today, the door flew open and a voice exclaimed... "The bitch is back!" We have both changed in appearance a bit and are quite different than the two friends of long ago. Time has been our gift.. we both recognize the special part that makes each of us unique in what we do and who we are. We both have worked hard and earned our style of creativity over the years. We babbled on enjoying the funny stories of our adventures that both have held so dear in our hearts. Pam's friend, Rennie is wonderful and holds the title of Official BFF! There wasn't near enough time, but there IS next time and we do look forward to giggles and adventures shared. The really cool thing is that we are enjoy not just the friendship with each other, but in our mutual friends. I hope that Pam and Rennie's trip is just the beginning of all of us coming together. Safe journey you two!

5 comments:

~*~Birdy~*~ said...

What a wonderful story~*~Glad its all Good now~~ That is a TRUE Friendship~~~ SMileS~*~ Birdy aka~ Pam

lovetheprimlook said...

Yes we all grow and mature. We take a step back and rethink things that are said and done. Wipe the slate clean and start over, but remember the good ole days that you had. Life is too short. That picture put a smile on my face. That is true friendship :)
Big hugs to you both !!!
Angie

kat449 said...

ohhhhh "YOU GUYS"!!! yall look so stinkin adoreable....I thank you for working thru whatever it was...to teach me that miracles happen when the spirit of forgiveness inspires us more about whether we want to be right? or do we want to be peaceful?... personally? I want both..LOL but Im still growing...thank God for mentors like the 2 of the bestest, nuttiest, & creative wimmen I am blessed to have in my corner...Yay You!
((Kat))

NothingPlainByJane said...

Stacey, I'm so glad you girls found a way to re-connect. I agree with another comment from lovetheprimlook: "Life is too short". The slate can always be wiped clean. "We're all still growing" as kat449 put it. Nobody's perfect. You're a good role model for renewing precious friendships that went awry. I'm happy for you both. Jane in MI

Sharon Stevens said...

Well, I'll be darn. So glad to hear that you guys worked it out. Now I wanna know, who is who hehe
HUGS,
Sharon
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