A True Friend

Blessed! That’s how I feel. True friendship is hard to come by. But I have a true friend. And she just gave me a beautiful handmade gift. Margaret has been my friend for years.

Here we are years ago at one of the star parties. Tried to get a good photo, but foiled again!

Here we are years ago at one of the star parties. Tried to get a good photo, but foiled again!

As she said, we’ve been friends “through the good, the bad and the ugly.” We’ve watched our kids grow up and helped each other through the homeschooling journey. We camped together at many a star party and spent lots of holidays together.Now we are encouraging each other through the grandma part of our lives!

What a fun pillow!

What a fun pillow!

Margaret has started sewing…again. She used to sew pretty dresses for her girls. Life got busy and sewing was set aside, until just recently when she attended a quilting class at JoAnn’s. I saw that she was making beautiful pillows. She said she would make one for me, so we picked out fabric and here it is! Who can resist cheerful owls?  And the sewing is perfect! I’d say she learned that lesson well.

She is on to new quilting lessons. But I wanted to share some things that she has taught me. She has shown me the importance of surrounding yourself with flowers. Her deck is filled with lovely potted plants every summer. Just last week, we were out together and she excitedly bought fall mums for 88 cents at Home Depot. I couldn’t help myself and joined in.

The mums I bought

The mums I bought. Soon they will be open!

She has shown me what the gift of hospitality looks like and shares her home and a meal with us often.  Margaret knows how to hold things tightly and not gossip to others. And she makes a person feel important by keeping in touch even when apart.  She laughs with me and cries with me.

I do have a true friend. And I hope that I can keep learning from her. In the meantime, we’ll  be doing this grandma thing. Neenie and Grammie. That’s us!

Margaret did great quilting this pillow.

Margaret did great quilting this pillow.

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6 thoughts on “A True Friend

  1. What a great friend you have! I am fortunate to have met her and have been invited to her home. Both she and her husband are gracious and fun. I like your friend’s pillow, what a treasure. By the way, I know who the mystery person is in your first photo, one of your three sons who always went with you and Matt to the star parties you mention. Time flies and they grew up. But the wonderful part of having your children grow up is you’re bound to have more grandchildren.:)

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