I Have A Friend…

It’s Friday! Which means it’s time from another link up with the Gypsy Mama. Five Minute Friday is “a time when we just write for 5 minutes on a specific topic not worrying whether everything is just right.” If you would like to join in CLICK HERE.

Topic: On Friends

I have a friend who calls pumpkins…puNKins.
Every time I pass by the roadside pumpkin stands, this friend fills my heart and the thought of her brings a smile to my face.

I have a friend who saves my funny voice mails and tells me she listens to them when she needs a good laugh. I think that’s a compliment.

I have a friend who was there with me during the darkest season of my life. I remember her arms wrapped tight around me as I wept. No words necessary, her presence was enough.

I have a friend, who I also call husband, he’s seen me on my ugly days and somehow has resisted the urge to relocate to the corner of the rooftop. 😉 (Proverbs 25:24)

I have a friend (many friends) who love to play Scrabble with me online.
I have yet to meet several of these friends face to face.
Our only connection is a love for the Lord and a love for words.
I would be overjoyed for the opportunity to sit down and chat with each of them while sipping a cup of coffee.

Friends Rock!

15 thoughts on “I Have A Friend…

  1. A Diamond in the Rough

    I love this- "I have a friend who saves my funny voice mails and tells me she listens to them when she needs a good laugh. I think that's a compliment." I thought I was the only one that did that! Just stopping through from the Gypsy Mama!

  2. Jenifer

    Great post on friends! I have been very blessed with not only a wonderful group of sweet sisters, but a wonderful group of online friends. I am thankful for your online friendship Eileen! 🙂

  3. marykathryntyson

    that is so cute about your friend who calls them punkins.

    i have seen your face on 5mf, but haven't yet stopped by. you have such a sweet voice! glad you were my 'before' today. 🙂


  4. Caroline

    Haha, yes on the husband who resists living on the roof! I'm beyond thankful for that as well! Lovely picture of different kinds of friendship, Eileen! Thankful to have you as a She Speaks and blogging friend!

  5. Lisa

    Eileen, you truly fit in my group of wonderful friends I have never met. And if I had any of your voice mails, I would certainly save them. 🙂 I'm thankful for your insight into God's Word and your transparent heart. I'm also thankful that you let me play Scrabble with you. 😉 Many blessings, sweet friend!

  6. Laurie Wallin

    They really do rock! What a great poem and ode to the people who love you. Those people need to know every day how important they are to us. Love that you took these 5 minutes to do just that! And thanks for coming by my blog today too. It's so fun to hear your heart there. Blessings!

  7. Beck Gambill

    I love your list of friends, enough for every season! I especially appreciate your sentiments of a friendly husband! I know there have been moments the corner of our roof has looked appealing!

  8. Heidi

    Such a sweet post Eileen… what a blessing my online friends are to me! I would love it if we could all meet somewhere… have a little reunion, wouldn't that be great?!

  9. Shannon Milholland

    Eileen, I have no doubt the reason you have so many special friends is because you are a wonderful friend. So thankful we can hang out here online! (btw – I love to play Words With Friends. I'm shan-meister)

  10. Kandi


    I love your post on friends today, I have a small circle of in real life friends, and my sweet bloggy friends that I may never meet in this lifetime but I look forward to sitting down to a good cup of coffee with them in heaven, I am convinced God has coffee in heaven. Glad to call you my friend Eileen.


  11. Eileen

    Thank you, friends! I think what I love most about 5 minute Friday is it often prompts me to count my blessings all over again. Have a great weekend!

  12. Stacy @ Heartprints of God

    Reading your post made me smile all the way down to my heart. You are truly a very "rich" lady.

    Happy Weekend~

  13. Tracy

    Hi Eileen – I enjoyed your post today. My husband too is my closest friend and I'm sure if our roof were flat he may have found himself a spot there over the years. I am grateful to the Lord for him and his friendship and his long-suffering 🙂
    Great post
    God bless


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