January 23, 2008


I have this friend who is like no other friend I've ever had. She amazes me almost everyday. There is so much about her I would like to share but i am having a hard time deciding where to start.

I met her in June 2006 and only had a few weeks to be around her before I left for maternity leave. But, when I came back 2 months later I wanted to get to know her. It didn't take long before I called her friend and soon after that she was my sister from a different mister. I loved being around her so much that I felt like a stalker but she had something I didn't have and I wanted it. She had and still has a peace about her that calms the toughest storms. And an acceptance of those she comes in contact with. She might not always agree with you but she never judges you. I try to be like that but fail a lot of the time.

No matter what you go through she is always there for you even if she has never walked through it before. It just seems that her attitude is positive even when she faces difficult tasks or difficult people. I don't think I've ever heard her bad mouth anyone although she has had to listen to me go on and on about how I was done wrong by someone. I love her heart and how pure it remains because she chooses to keep it that way. When I ask her to pray for me I know in my heart that she will take it before the Lord and stand with me.

I hesitate to tell you who it is because I know she will think I am silly for edifying her this way but I am going to anyway. Her name is Nomi and I am blessed to be called her friend. If you don't have a friend like this or if you don't know her, you need to get to... trust me you won't regret it.


Livin' Life said...

Your so right about Naomi!!
BTW I wanted to let you know I got your comment about the angels. I had the same problem. Growing up I saw demons a lot especially with the type of family atmosphere I grew up in. I really had to overcome that fear. Keep going because when the Lord opens it up to you and your family it is an amazing thing.

Classic MaMa said...

I knew exactly who you were talking about after the first few sentences. She really is amazing, isn't she?

Naomi said...

What is this!!! Amanda, thanks for all the kind words. They build me up and encourage me.

I love you my friend and I too am so thankful our paths have crossed in life. You make me laugh and lighten the mood. THANK YOU!

I cannot wait to meet your little Noah!

Livin' Life said...

I read your comment about the sharks and tattoo. Has Mr Clean released you to get a tattoo? If so you'll have to tell how you did it. I am still working on my Knight. No progress yet but I don't want to give up. I would love to go with you to get one. That would be Fun!:)