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Monday, August 2, 2010

Friends - McLinky Monday for RHOK


For today's McLinky Monday The Real Housewives of Oklahoma question is "What are the top 5 qualities that are most important in your friendships?"

Friendships have changed for me over the years.  I haven't always been a good friend and I haven't always had good friends.  As I have matured I think I'm a better than friend in my 40's than I was in my 20's.  So, I'm not sure I can answer the question.  I do know this:

If you have ever been through a divorce, financial troubles or some other tough issues then you have found out who are your true friends.  The most important quality in a friendship to me is someone who just sticks around.  I know God will always be there for me and my family, but I have lost a few friends on life's journey.  People face the same issues but at different times in their lives.  This affects friendships. 

I may not have picked the best friends to begin with.  If you feel like the friendship is work its not a friendship.  I had a friend and I was the one calling her or going by to see her.  She never did the same.  I finally figured out that she wasn't really my friend.  I'm felt foolish.  After 8 years I finally stopped calling her or emailing her.  I'm a slow learner.  Of course she has never reached out to me.

I have two friends that have come to see me and as we were visiting they both folded all my clean laundry that was on my couch.  Now that's a friend!!!
and
if you haven't talk to a friend in awhile and you cry when you hear their voice that is a true friend.

My new BFF's

Hook up with the The Real Housewives of Oklahoma today.

Oh, this Wednesday, August 4th Man vs. Food will be in OKC at the Steak & Catfish Barn.
The show is on at 8:00 pm central on the Travel Channel.

Have a great day.
Love,
Territory Mom

3 comments:

Use Your Resources said...

You are a true friend. If God had not blessed me with you as my dear sister, then I hope He would have blessed me with your friendship. I admire and love you so much.

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

I so relate to this!

I think we have seasons with some friendships. I have had best friends at times that I thought would be there my whole life, but the relationships changed naturally with the different seasons we were in. It's those that stand front and center and in the background through those seasons that are truly lasting friendships.

I truly can't imagine life without my friends.

Thanks for linking up today. I enjoyed reading your reply!

~Mrs. A

Mom Mayhem says: said...

I know what you mean -friends for me have been kinda hard to come by. I do have some friends I've known since high school and people I've worked with that are still around after years -Even though I don't see or talk to them everyday I know they are good friends. The friends I see the most are my family :)