I am watching Sex and the City with Sarah Jessica Parker right now. I love this movie. I love it not for the sex or the city, or all the relationships in between, but for the friendship that exists between these 4 women. They are there for each other no matter what, and they are present in each others lives. The scene I most love in this movie is after Carrie has been left at the altar, and the foursome go one what should have been her honeymoon. Carrie has been sleeping for a few days straight, heartbroken. Samantha, the flamboyant one of the group, sits on her bed one morning and talks her into having a few bites of breakfast, and then spoon feeds her. It's so tender and loving, like a mother to a young child or a child to an ailing parent. There's no blood between them, but the love is just as strong. To me, it's the most beautiful scene in the movie.
A girl needs good girlfriends. I am blessed to be part of a MOPS group where I have made some fabulous friendships. I am blessed to have a friend that I grew up with, to share memories. She and I both have children now, and it seems not so long ago we were children ourselves. I am blessed to have made a few strong friendships in my college years, and the love I feel for those girls and the years we shared together will never go away. I have friends that have come and gone, and the loss of their friendship in my life is still heavy. I have learned that there are friends for seasons of life, and there are friends for a lifetime. I am still learning how to be a friend myself. There's a lot I don't know about friendship - but I do know that it is an important part of my life.
Sometimes I do not try to be the friend I should be, because I have that need in my life filled by Kevin. He was my friend for 2 years before we started dating, and he's still my friend today. As I write this, he even just came over and rubbed my head for a minute. Then he left me to snuggle the cat, but he's always been a friend to everyone, what can I say :)
My goal this week is to send a real card (you know, the kind that the mailman delivers?) to a few friends. I want to start being more of a Samantha.