I apologize that this post is going up so late. I have sick kids in my house this week and they’ve been taking most of my time. That’s ok though because it reminds me of a quality of friendship that is very important ---
Friends understand when you need to change
(or postpone) plans. Friends are patient.
If your friends aren’t patient and understanding when things come up and stand in the way of your plans, then they likely aren’t true friends.
Treasure your true friends!
Now, this week I’m going to tell you about one of my true friends . . .
I met my friend Mindy several years ago when she was serving on the review team that I was heading up at the time. I remember when she first applies and we first corresponded – I could tell right away that there was something special about her.
In Mindy’s e-mails and in the posts on her blog, you can just tell that she is a woman full of grace and charm. And she’s a true beauty.
When it was discovered that we would both be at Walt Disney World at the same time in May 2011, we hoped to have the opportunity to meet. My family was hanging out, enjoying Port Orleans, one day when my cell rang – it was Mindy, saying that she was at the World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney, waiting while her daughter received the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique treatment. Ashley and I hopped in the car right away and headed over to meet her (it’s always nice to have a photographer on hand).
Mindy was everything that I expected – beautiful, charming, and graceful. And, to top it all off, she has this amazing Southern accent. I like to refer to her as a true Southern belle.
We both decided that May at WDW was too hot. And, as it turned out, we both ended up back there again the following January. When Ashley and I decided to plan a ladies tea with some friends, Mindy was one of the first people Ashley asked for! Yes, we love Mindy!
Mindy is a treasure to know. I wish I lived closer to her so that I could spend more quality time with her.
Now, in addition to writing a column on encouragement for Homeschool Mosaics, Mindy is also serving as a Marketing Specialist for Homeschool Mosaics & Mosaics Reviews. I often tell her that she could sell anything – just hearing her sweet voice on the phone and I’d be convinced to buy whatever she was selling me!
I hope for many more opportunities to meet and glean from Mindy in the future. She is a beautiful woman – but more than her outside beauty, she is beautiful on the inside.
Thank you, Mindy, for being my friend. You’ve been a huge part of my support system over this past year and I look forward to getting to know you even better (and spending more time with you) in the future! I love you.