Unexpected Love in all the Right Places.

I love life’s curveballs. They add spice and interest and challenges. But I also love those fastballs – straight and true. (Which is particularly interesting considering I’m not really into sports at all.) However, every now and then a little lazy ball comes into play. It’s not fast, it’s not curvy, it’s not really an anything ball at all actually. It sort of moseys along, ambling gently toward you, in a haphazard “Charlie Chaplin” kind of way. You’re not sure exactly where it will end up because you don’t think it knows. It’s like a wishful playball that is chasing fluffy clouds or being scattered on the breeze like dead dandelion. And then whammo! Suddenly, the ball has made impact, made a resounding and irrefutable whack into your life and you’re not entirely sure where it came from or how it got there; even though you were watching it the whole time.

 

Friendships can be like that too. One day you just mosey along. It’s okay. It’s little fluffy clouds. It’s a little lazy. And then whammo. You aren’t sure how it happened but suddenly this person is really really important in all the very cool ways. In all the majestic ways. In all the right ways.

I’ve been blessed to have a few friendships that have really defined me. Looking back, Renee Kovats was definitely one. As was Isabelle Batista. Larissa Smith in Grade 4 could have been, as could Lisa Williams and Rosemary Straker in Grade 3 (but I moved too often for those to develop).  I forged fabulous relationships with Julie and Julia – smart, strong, sassy and undeniable. But the friendship with Kelly, that was a long lazy playball that came from nowhere despite me watching it develop all the time.

What makes this even better, is that she (somewhat foolishly, you may think), feels the same way about me. How incredible is that? What makes this even more special is that it’s her birthday today – yet she took the time out to give me some unexpected love. 😀

Kelly's post on Facebook 18 March 2011 - I love your intelligence, and your wonderful childlike joy. I love that you are infinitely kind and that from the moment I met you, we CONNECTED. I love that our old wounds join us more times then not in our positive life lessons. I love that when you give your time, it's with all of you. That you hear what I have to say whether or not you agree, whether or not you understand, you make the effort to TRULY understand someone. I love that we are so different, I LOVE THAT! You are night and I am day but the way we come together we both learn something valuable from it. I love that you are older then me, and have had so much more LIFE to impart on me you truly have a wisdom beyond your age which I think we share. I love learning from you. It's a true gift. I love your bubbly outgoing personality. I just love you, for all that you are, good or 'bad' it's all amazing to me.

Kelly's post on Facebook 18 March 2011

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:33:24

    Hey you! AWWW you! With your words! I’m all… without words right now! I l love our friendship too!

    Reply

  2. Tom
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:58:44

    Awwww …. what about your Canadian boo??

    Reply

  3. December Jane
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 16:29:54

    Ahhhh now friends I’ve never met is a whole entirely new post, Tom 🙂 but yep you’d be heading up that list 😀

    Reply

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