I think I surely hold the World's Record for losing best friends. Is it my fault? Absolutely! It is totally my fault. I always commit the horrible, unforgivable sin of saying what I think. Friends say a lot of things to me that I don't agree with, but I don't just DUMP THEM as though our friendship was nothing. I realize that there are never, ever going to be two people on this Earth that agree on every subject.
Actually, I had a best friend when I met Jerry 40 years ago. Her name was Judy. We met at work. We were together all the time. I called her one night and asked her to be a witness for us because we were getting married. She told me that she would NOT be in my wedding and she would no longer be my friend. She said, "I can't stand it that you are going to be happy, and I am going to still be miserable." I never saw or talked to her again.
I lost a best friend once because she thought I wanted her husband. It was actually the other way around. I was friend enough to her that I never told her the truth.
My husband and I have LOTS of disagreements. We don't just throw each other away. Also, if it is the kind of disagreement that one of us has to give on, then I know that it is ME who has to give. The Bible says he is my head, and God is his head. But if we can just disagree, and the world isn't going to come to an end because of it, then we just disagree.
I guess I better warn everyone not to ever be friends with me because I will say what I think about a subject even if it disagrees with what you think. Do I always say what I think? Oh, NOOOOOOOOOO! I about bite my tongue off trying NOT to upset the apple cart. But other times, things need to be said.
I have a friend named Mona who lives in Colorado. She is one-of-a-kind, and if she was still a neighbor, I bet we would still be great friends. You could say ANYTHING to Mona, and it just rolled off her. She would come back with something just as snarkey (I think I just invented that word, lol). I just told her the other day that she was a BRAT! Her response: "Yep, I haven't changed!" I used to complain about the cat hair all over her house. She told me, "QUIT wearing black jeans over here!" She never said, "Well, just don't come over if you don't like the cat hair!" I never, ever -- not even once -- saw Mona in a bad mood. I could be crying and upset after a big fight with Jerry. She would come over, and it was like having a tranquilizer walk in the room. In that way, opposite personalities are good for each other. Mona didn't have any children, so I couldn't screw up our friendship by trying to give "helpful hints" about her kids.
Jerry and I did watch church this morning. I was so sad that I could hardly listen, however. I kept hoping that some kind of miracle would happen, and all would be well again. It didn't happen though.
I promised Terry I would make little girl dresses for the Missionaries in Nicaragua. She sent me 12 tee shirts. Jerry kept needing me to run errands with him, and I was thankful for the distraction for my sad heart so I went with him.
I got only 7 dresses done. They take quite a bit of time with 4 pleats, cutting, sewing, serging and pressing. Terry sent me pictures of headbands she is making to go with the dresses she has made.
Next thing I know, she will be making panties and socks to go with them! I may never catch up!
Anyway, here is a picture of the 7 I finished. I have 5 more to do. I don't know when Terry will be getting more shirts, but it will probably be soon once they see how cute these are.
That is it for today.
Hoping you all have TRUE best friends and have a wonderful week!