Dictionary.com defines a friend as "a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard." Often, we differentiate between friends and acquaintances, and sometimes rightly so. We usually think of our friends as those who we are close to...those we have things in common with....those we spend time with.
One thing I have learned in the last month or so, though, is that you don't have to have "met" someone to consider them friends. I used to be a part of the Swapmamas site. There I met one of the sweetest people, and we just clicked. We now keep in touch via text and Facebook, even though we've never met. I also have lots of friends through Etsy. I had a rough month or so, and I was MIA from most of the events there...I couldn't tell you how many people sent me messages and emailed just to make sure I was ok. I have Etsy friends on Facebook, through email, and through the site, and so many of them just wanted to check on me. I won't try to name names, but you know who you are, and I appreciate you! I have some pretty amazing friends, even if I've never met them and may not even know their real names! :-)
This week, I was finally able to get back in gear and try to do some catching up on Etsy. (Yep, check out my shop for new listings!!) I got the sweetest, warmest welcome! It was nice to see that so many were genuinely concerned and cared!
So, that's why I decided to blog about my friends...because God has blessed me with SO many of them from all different walks of life, and I wanted each and every one to know how much I love and appreciate them!