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Friday, September 2, 2011

The Orafferty's

" . . .Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Dr. Suess
Mexican Cruise 2009
Danielle was pregnant with Drew
I would find out I was pregnant with Jeremy a few months later!
Little did we know they would be 5 weeks apart and best buds!

I started this blog post in September (it's now end of October), but as I wrote, edited, rewrote, and re-editted, I found out how difficult is truly is to describe and express true friendship.  I mean, really, think about it. . . What do you say about your Best Friends, the people that will raise your children in your absence, the people that you share your everyday life with, the friends that you seek for love, guidance, and for accountability? This friendship has grown beyond the random weekly encounter, or the superficial social event. It is a intentional, proactive, companionship, that is far beyond the "BFF's" of 2012. In a friendship like this, your friend does not tell you, "Oh ya! For sure, you totally deserve a new car, you have been in that beater for like 5 years!" You know that they really care when they say, "Sure, that car needs work, but think about the money you save each month on a car payment! That money helps you be a stay at home mommy and take Jeremy to special places like the munchkin gym." Its not about telling someone what they want to hear, its about keeping the truth at the front of EVERY conversation. It's about spending your holiday weekend digging up a back yard that is not your own, and LOVING IT because of the precious time you get to spend with them.

We have been great friends with David and Danielle for about 6 years.
They are Jeremy's God parents.
Dillon and Drew are like Big brothers to Jeremy.
We cherish the time we get with them.
So to answer the question, "What do you say?"
Answer: Words will leave a void if I were to use them solely.
Nothing more can be said then, "We love them so much. They have a special place in our hearts!"

1 comment:

  1. I love reading this, because I know what you mean about good friends, and I absolute adore the O'Rafferty's and am so happy you all are so close (physically and emotionally!) and miss you all oodles and oodles!