Tuesday, November 22, 2011

52 Week Project - Week 39

*Just as a reminder, this is a personal project I am undertaking this year, in order to shoot more and share more. Each week of 2011 will have a corresponding favorite photograph; snapshots from my life.

Still playing catch-up, but I'm getting there slowly.

I love this photo, I love that children have no personal space boundaries. A ride for one, would be way more fun with three, right? This is my daughter in the front, with two little buddies behind her. We, the parents, are all good friends and as we embarked on the journey of parenthood, our children joined us.

I remember when my husband first brought me to California, it was a whole new beginning. A new country, new home, no friends and so many unknowns. I was very shy and would prefer for him to do the speaking, after all, my accent drew attention that I had no desire for. 

That was thirteen years ago and so much has changed. This really does feel like home and a large part of that is the many wonderful friends that we have made over the years. We became friends as young marrieds, some were still single and brought their spouses into our little mix and we went on to have families together. What fun and what a blessing.

We are all so much busier these days than we were back then, but on birthdays, or play dates or other gatherings when we all get together, there is so much joy and so much laughter and an ease and familiarity that can only come with time. These are the people I can turn to in times of need, these are the people I can share my frustrated moments with. Friends are those who listen and know when to do just that, when to respond, or when to pray. Friends know you!

What are the things that you cherish most about your friendships? I would love to hear.

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