With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Simple Pleasures

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Simple Pleasures

Lunch with dear Friends
Me and Sandy
This dear friend shares my birthday.
Me Marcia and Sandy (Susan, our host, was taking the photo)
Dear friends for 26 years

One dear friend moved to Colorado
One dear friend moved to Texas.

We always have a birthday lunch

We laugh together
encourage each other
pray for each other
love each other
Marcia, Susan, me and Marcia at the marriage of Susan's daughter
Through the years

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.


Proverbs 18:24
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother
Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity

Joining Dayle
(from a Collection of This and That)
a dear blogging friend for her Simple Pleasures party.

Project Simple Pleasures2


podso said...

That's a great quote about friendship! So true.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine, Looks like you all have a great time - beautiful smiles all around!

M. Lane

HOPE said...

It always means so much to me when friends from YEARS are with me at special times.

This was soo sweet.

We have a traditional b'day meal with longtime friends...at a Japanese Hibachi Grill. We laugh and remember the last time funnies!!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Time spent with wonderful friends is always a good thing. All of you are looking so much lovelier with each passing year. :) Best wishes to one and all, Tammy

marie said...

Beautiful post!!

Julie Harward said...

That is wonderful...love the quote and the picture, through the years! ;D

Shirley said...

Lifelong friends- that is a true gift calling for a wonderful celebration. May you always have wonderful moments together and sweet memories.

Sue said...

What a beautiful heartfelt post,LDH, and wonderful Simple Pleasure. I loved the unknown quote. One way I measure true friendships is in this way.... We always pick up right where we left off, no matter how long it has been since last we met. Many blessings to you and your friends. You girls are so beautiful.

Sandy said...

Such joy in true friendship! I see
it in all your eyes. I so treasure
the precious women I have known for
so many years too.
Enjoyed this sweet post, Lorraine.

Four on the Shore said...

This makes my heart happy! I pray for such wonderful friendship in my own life!

NanaDiana said...

Glad you told us Susan was dressed for her daughter's wedding because I THOUGHT she was a tad overdressed for a birthday luncheon!;>) You "girls" are all just beautiful..each one as pretty as the next. And, when you all get together don't you feel like just "girls" once again? xo Diana

Kathleen said...

Yes, that quote is so true. I just spoke to my grade school friend this week. She lives in Tenn. now, so far away. I do hope we get to visit again. She still had a few cousins left on LI.
Great to see you with your dear friends!

GardenofDaisies said...

You are so very lucky to have such a fabulous group of long time friends! I have known my best friend since I was two years old... so that is a long time.

Leann said...

How wonderful that you all still get together. Loved seeing the through the years photos.

Happy Birthday!

Lynn said...

Wonderful pictures with beautiful memories attached. A true friend is a blessing for sure. Several true friends like you have is a multitude of blessings. Lucky you.
Wonderful post for Simple Pleasures. Blessings,

Petra said...

What a blessing lasting friendship is! I love the pix and post!

Patti said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Simple Pleasures. This is a beautiful post. Great photos...great quote and Scripture passages about friendship.

I, too, shared about friendship today, so you and I are very definitely on the same page in our thoughts this week.


Olga said...

Wonderful post! True friends are real treasures.

Beth said...

The photos of you and your friends are lovely. There's nothing like girlfriends that you've loved forever, is there?

Kay K said...

Friendship...my bff lives 4 hours as most of my firends do away but so glad that we can keep in touch with cell phones .........

crochet lady said...

Friends are indeed one of lifes best blessings!

Shannon@cozy Home Scenes said...

That's wonderful that you have such long lasting friendships with these ladies. All of you look great and it shows that you were having fun being together. Love that first quote.

corners of my life said...

I have always loved this quote
{A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words}
I can't say it out loud without tearing up.

Your friends look like so much fun.

Michele@A Quiet Gracious Life said...

Lifelong friends are such a blessing! It looks like y'all had a fun time together. :o)

Maryann said...

How precious to have life long friends, I hope it was a happy birthday

Gypsy Heart said...

How wonderful! Friends are always treasures, however, lifetime friends have their own special category I think. :-)


Gypsy Heart said...

How wonderful! Friends are always treasures, however, lifetime friends have their own special category I think. :-)


Just a little something from Judy said...

Friendships are real blessings, especially when they have survived many years. I can almost feel the joy and happiness you all experience being together. The years have certainly been good to everyone of you. Good quotes.

Ann said...

wonderful to have stayed friends all those years. Looks like you had a good time

Dayle said...

Friendships grow dearer as we get older. What a beautiful group of women, celebrating birthdays! And I love the centerpiece on the table. Gorgeous!

Thanks for linking up, Lorraine. Always a pleasure.


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