Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Lets talk about friends! About the sort of friends that you just cannot run off. You can't gross them out, disappoint them away, or be too be busy for long enough. Because they are BFF! They are faithful! When you succeed they are never resentful or catty, because they prayed you through it, expected it! When you fail they do not secretly smirk, or even consider "I told you so". They cry for you, they speak encouragement to your future, they listen, oh joy of joys!! They, with you look to the cross, look to the end of the Great Book, knowing this too shall pass, and we will both be shinier for it one day!

I have a friend like that, I am ever so grateful to say. One day, several days actually, in 1987, my honey says to me, "You need to meet MaryAnn. You will like her, she is SUCH a smart-alec!". I am not sure, but I think he thought we had something in common here? We met and we have been friends ever since! I have to say that there was a time I was not much of a prize for a friend until around 1993 and even then, I had and do have LOTS to learn. She however, exemplifies friendship. Anyway, if you do the math, you will see that there were several years that we were friends and I was not so much of a friend back to her, in the ways that matter to me today. Unintentionally, and because of ignorance, but nonetheless true!

Anyway, this post is to recognize a wonderful friend, mother, single working mom, career woman, contributing greatly to her church and people all around her. She truly is a City on a Hill. I posted this because she started a side business a couple of years ago, when she was was going through a fiery trial and couldn't sleep to well. She is very crafty, and she started making these blue jean purses, she custom makes them. They are 'da bomb, Baby! They are truly beautiful, cute, and creative, depending on how you like them to be made. Because she makes them to order. You get to choose!

I hope you will drop in and checkout her site.


suchsimplepleasures said...

i'm glad you came to visit my blog! it's so nice to find people who you can relate to and it turn, they can relate to you! so, consider yourself tagged. ok. isn't that nice of me. aren't ya glad you stopped by and then, i came for a visit to you!? i am coming back later, missy!
have fun!

Anonymous said...

What nice things to say! Best friends are such a great thing...that friend we know we can say anything to and they'll love us anyway. You reminded me of my BFF...thanks.

freetofly said...


I think I might call you ssp for short next time! Phew!

Sorry, I can't be "it" right now...I tagged Karen, the person who tagged you...I guess I should have mentioned that to you!

It wouldn't be fair to blooggyville to have to hear 7 more things about me so soon! ;) I am not that exciting in 2 days!


Aw, thank you! I really appreciate that! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods...btw did you read the Ode to Moms I posted earlier today? I couldn't believe when it came in the e-mail, 'cause it was so much like things you and I and several others have been talking about the past weeks...


suchsimplepleasures said...

sorry...my bad. i even saw that you were tagged already. i'm really awesome at paying attention and retaining information! can't you tell? that's ok. i'll just go and see what you said when you were tagged!

Cecily R said...

What a very nice tribute to your friend! I'd say as lucky as you are to have her she is to have you!

Tosca said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your prayers! You are a sweetheart!


Karen said...

Come by and pick up an award from me!!

Joyful Days said...

This is a lovely post. Friends like that are priceless treasures.

freetofly said...


You are so kind to say that. The older I get, the more I value friends and friendships.


It is my pleasure! Glad you stopped by, that reminds me I want to add a link! Your blog was very sleek! I really liked it!


You are way TOO good to me! You are such a treasure!


Thank you! Friendships are treasures, you are so right. It is not something I always understood. But, I sure get it now!

Thanks you all!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!