Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Wow! I don't think I could say enough about the friends I have. Amazing women with strengths that strengthen those of us lucky enough to be around them. With weaknesses they are kind enough to share with the rest of us so we can share their sorrows and try to help build them up. At this point in my life, I am in desperate need of friendships. It is a hard place to be in. I've grown up, I am most definitely an adult. But as a mom and wife, my own identity is constantly shoved to the back and often gets lost. But thankfully, I have friends who can see past all my daily labels and see me. They can bring me back to myself. "Hello Aubrey, it's nice to see you again. We should keep in better touch with each other."

Here are a few quotes I've read recently and enjoyed. I hope you all have a wonderful day. We are getting another blanketing of snow and its beautiful. The sun is just bright enough to make the world seem hopeful. It's fresh and bright, clean and white. Promising a wonderful warmth inside with our loved ones. I love you all!

"We are all blessed to have our lives filled with love, family and friends."
"True friendship is seen through the heart, not the eyes."
"The most important things in life...aren't things."
"May your home be a place where friends meet, family gathers, and love grows."
All of these came from an amazing catalog of items from Country Door in Monroe WI. If I had my own retreat space, it would be filled with stuff from this catalog. I love it!!! Check it out if you get a chance at their website.


Em said...

Aubrey, I can only imagine how difficult it can be, most days, to maintain some sense of self, an identity, when you are so busy caring for three young children, a dog, and a husband. Mothers must give, give, give, and are then left feeling empty, often without words of thanks or appreciation to help keep them going from day-to-day. I hope that you do know, that no matter what tasks you must endure in your daily life, those of us who know you well know exactly what type of person you are--intelligent, creative, quirky, talented beyond belief. You once gave me a card that said "Endure, and save yourself for days of happiness." I remember it so well, and repeat that phrase for myself often. Who we are at this very moment in life does not have to shape what the rest of our lives will be. There is hope for all of us. We will not always struggle with these particular ones that plague us currently. We have a lot of potential inside of us, and I, for one, know for a fact that you are full of greatness. You can do anything you want in this life, Aubrey, if you just have faith in yourself.

Em said...

P.S. I bookmarked that web site. Great stuff! :) Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

"With strengths that strengthen those around them. With weaknesses they are kind enough to share...."

I love this. To me, this is the essence of friendship. I am so greatful to have you in my life.

Thanks for the beautiful quotes.