Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Thankful for my Friend

Sometimes in your life, if you are really lucky, you meet an amazing person.

This is the person who has the remarkable ability to see the good in everybody.

You can sit and chat to this person and the hours just seem to fly by and you feel as happy as you have ever been.

Someone with the most beautiful sense of style and artistic talent for baking and decorating the worlds most amazing cakes.

This amazing person is the one who brings you chicken soup when you have pneumonia. 

She will pick your kids up from school when you are too sick to drive, or taking care of one of your children too sick to go in the car....or  you just can't find the stupid keys!

This amazing person will support you through one of the most difficult, stressful and emotional times of your families life. She will take time off work to have lunch and wait by the phone with you. She will even come over and cook an amazing dinner for your entire extended family to make sure that everyone at least has a descent meal

This is the person who will listen to you  without judgment, offering only compassion empathy and support.

This is the person who sees your children in the same rose colored light that you do.

This person will pretend to turn a blind eye to the disaster area that can sometimes be your house and even help you vacuum!

This is the ONLY person you would ever sing an ABBA duet with on sing-star.

This person will stand on my side.

This is the person who will send supportive text messages in response to slightly unbalanced tweets. 

This  is the person who only encourages you when you come up with a bizarre, cockamamie  plan to start blogging, and even helps you to set up your blog......

Sometimes, in your life, if you are really lucky, this person becomes your friend......

Once, I  messed it up, no, actually... almost completely destroyed our friendship. You see, instead of being understanding and compassionate, I was judgmental and made assumptions without knowing all the details and facts and reasons. I was selfish and didn't think of anyone else's needs except my own. I was too pre-occupied with my own feelings to notice that she was hurting too.

But I remember that feeling , that feeling of having a cold empty hole where my heart used to be...

My friend reached through that darkness, reached out to me.

We managed to talk through what had happened, apologize and move on.....Stronger.

 It certainly takes somebody exceptionally special to do that……

 ...someone I am thankful to call my friend..

I am so proud of my freind.  Here is a sample of some of her amazing amazing cakes for you to enjoy....

You can find more of these fabulous cakes at Luna Cakes

I’m linking up this post with Kate at Kate Says Stuff for Thankful Thursday.

Come over and see what other’s are thankful for too.


  1. It is great that you have such a friend - look after the relationship so that it may continue to grow !

  2. Thank you! I have certainly learnt my lesson and will not take this friendship for granted again!

  3. That's one amazing person and friend - and some truly amazing handiwork there.
    You obviously treasure your fabulous friendship - and that's beautiful.

    1. Thank you Shar! I'm very thankful for the friendship indeed!

  4. Such a blessing for both of you to enjoy the friendship that you have... She makes real pretty cakes!I'm always amazed by cakes like these..

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    1. Thanks Ai, She is a very special person!

  5. Beautifully written! Everyone needs a friend like that. You truly are blessed.
    Love her cakes too.

    1. Thank you so much Liz for your kind comment! I am blessed to have her in my life!

  6. What a beautiful post and an amazing friend you describe. She sounds like a little guardian angel and we all could do with one of those. So talented too, I'm heading over to check out her site now :o) xo

    1. Thanks! A guardian angel is a great description!

  7. Far out, what an amazing friend... a big heart and a talent for cakes!

    1. Thanks Laura, Her cakes taste really yummy too!

  8. Beautiful post. I could have written this down to the mistake made and the empty heart. Thank goodness for forgiveness and friendships that stand the test of time. I cannot wait to live closer to my friend :)