Friend.. where and when

When I think of the word friend I think.... 





Family...
First friendships are made with family I think.  Friendships between siblings and cousins.  Later friendship with parents.   It is here we learn the give and take between people... when as child first it's sometimes a knock down drag out type of affair, but as we get older turns into discussion, conversation and occasionally heated arguments.   But here are the foundations laid for later friendships, those bonds that include faith, similar interests, and mutual action.   (nothing like throwing hay bales around with an older sister).  :)


Real-life...
childhood and adulthood, running around in the community brings other relationships...some of these become bond-making friendships, some just become occasional get-to-know you relationships.   I have to admit, I don't have many.. what you'd call.. strong bond-making friendships in life.   I've learned to be wary as one too many people have taken what I thought was friendship and turned it into a weapon of singular destruction.

The Crew....
this year..oh..the friendships I am making on the crew is wonderful.   They aren't the same as in the flesh let's go out for coffee friendships.  They are the let's see if we can catch each other on-line and chat for a while.  Learning to share hearts without the "catches" the on-line conversation can bring...you know when you type something and someone interprets it differently than you meant?  It's great to read each others blogs and bring to the heart encouragement to each other.   It's wonderful to have a community where you can say "let's pray for this" or "I'm struggling with this" and offer that support to each other.   When we are no longer homeschooling I will miss that part of the crew... I really will.. but we aren't there yet eh?  :)

Similar Interests...
It's been also great this year to be making friendships with similar interest groups.  Like working at the foodbank or attending rabbit shows or being part of rabbit groups on-line.  Talking and sharing with each other, teaching new ways of doing things.  T'is a goodly thing to be useful eh?   To laugh and agonize with each other.  :)


This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss Kate.  Today the word is FriendWhat is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.

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8 comments

  1. Hi - fmf friend stopping by via the link-up. I know that, without a doubt, family are my best friends. But I never connected that family is the foundation for friendships. Good observation. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Debbie, you are very kind.

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  2. When I was in high school I was saddened by a statistic that most people have five good friends in their life. I wanted more! I still do. Family sets the tone for how we relate, but I've just become friends with my mom as an adult. I missed the crew last year. Some crew online friendships have grown into real life ones.

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    1. That is so cool Jennifer. There are times i wush i could be more like you. :)

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  3. Loved your post Annette! I too enjoy the friendships made on the Crew, as they give me a different perspective than my neighbor friends. When I saw the prompt, I thought of the song "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."

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    1. Thank you Carol, that's a wonderful hymn isn't it?

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  4. I am bless to call you a friend. You are such a good one! Keep up the awesome insights, encouragement, and information. And thank you for being a friend. - Lori

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    1. Its good to be friends Lori thank you.

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