Wednesday, August 03, 2005

circle of

I cried last night.

Paige's invitation said to meet at 7 pm at her loft downtown.

I arrived at 7:15 and I was the first one there (I am always the first to arrive...).

Then Chanda arrived with warm brownies. Then Allisa. Then Amanda with plums from the farm.

We all brought our knitting.

Paige had the table set with food and drinks.

We ate, we talked, we laughed, and we cried.

My words right now won't even come close to expressing what we shared with one another last night.

I can say that the friendships we have grown are real and are beautiful.

And I can say that I have never had a circle of women that have inspired me so much.

We didn't knit. Nothing horrible or dramatic happend.

Just words of affirmation.

Words that will..."echo in my head"...long after last night.


Christa said...

You are so lucky to have found a group of women where you have that kind of belonging and closeness. You are very blessed, Anne.

Marissa said...

That is wonderful! I love that feeling of being surrounded by friends you truly love, and who truly love you back. I'm so glad you have such a special circle.

Jayleigh said...

Oh yeah! I love hearing stories of women who've bonded and who affirm each other.

When I was a teen, I always thought it was cooler to "hang out with the guys"... but now as a grown-up, I realize just how much I need positive, loving and caring women to be friends with.

I'm so glad you have that, too!

Jayleigh said...

And the titles of your entries always make me go HMMMMM and then I finally get it.

Cheryl said...

Those are the best kind of words! Hurray for female bonding!

still_figuring_out said...

i simply adore get together with my girl friends. thats when we can talk about everything and nothing.

Anne said...

Thank you Christa, Marissa, Jayleigh, Cheryl, and Still Figuring Out---I do feel blessed to have these girlfriends in my life.

I also value our cyber-friendships as well! So thank you for all your thoughtful comments. I appreciate what we share with one another as well!

Kiki said...

I wish I had a circle of women friends like that. The closest I have is my blogging buddies!

Mindi said...

What a wonderful group of friends.

And not a one of you is "nice". Wink. :)

DARLing said...

That what friends are for !