This is my friend Amber. Most people would probably be upset at me for posting a picture like this of them on their public blog. But not Amber, because that is the type of person and friend she is. We all have different friends and acquaintances that we have varying levels of comfort with. In just three short years Amber has become one of my closest and most comfortable friends. And since she is moving all the way to Maryland in less than 3 days, I wanted to proclaim to the world the kind of friend she is:
She's the kind of friend who...
*I can pick my wedgie out in front of.
*knows my daily/weekly schedule, so she knows when she can call to chat or to babysit!:)
*knows all my secrets and loves me not only in spite of them but maybe because of them too.
*knows exactly how much she can tease or make fun of me.
*can match my wit text for text.
*loves my children.
*will defend me to the end... even to 80 year old VTing supervisors.
*I can talk to about anything.
*will force me to have a Snickers ice cream bar to keep myself from buying a bikini.
*shares her treats with me almost ever time she makes them.
*always has the ingredient I am looking for when I need to borrow one.
*will be goofy/dorky with me and then make fun of me for it.
*will drop everything to have lunch together.
*will let me swear in church and tell me I must be right because I didn't get struck down.
*allow me to become another sister in her family without having to marry any of her brothers.
*makes me laugh when I am crying.
*lets me cry.
*toilet papers my house.
*shares recipes with me.
*lets me rummage through her cupboards looking for treats.
Basically Amber has become like another sister to me and I feel like a little piece of my heart will be broken when she leaves on Monday. But my one saving grace is- like I said before- I feel like I have become a member of her family and when she comes to visit or they go to visit her- I had better be included! I have all the benefits of the family without all the obligation! Its great! I really do love you Amber and am so grateful for all you've done and brought to my life. I truly believe that the Lord moves us in and out of each other's lives just when we need them. And I don't doubt for a minute why you have been part of my life the past three years. The Lord knew I needed you. Now my only question is this: If the Lord feels like you are suppose to be in Maryland, what does that mean for my life?!?:) Because you know it really is all about me and my needs. Seriously, sisters/friends like you are rare to find and I will have a hard time finding someone to fill your shoes. But in case anyone wants to know Julie and I are accepting Sister/BFF applications for anyone who wants to apply.
I love you Amber! Maryland is indeed very lucky.