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best friends and life March 17, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 9:15 pm

Anyone can stand by you when you are right, but a real friend will stand by you even when you are wrong.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

When you call after he has gone to bed, a real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

When visiting, rather than act like a guest, a real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A real friend knows that friendship isn’t over when you have an argument, but rather it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight.

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. — Fr. Jerome Cummings

why all the talk about friends?  I think as I get older, I have begun to cherish friendships in a way I never did before. Perhaps it is that I can finally see the value of that I once took for granted, or perhaps its just hormones gone crazy. But as I watch my children’s eyes light up at the very mention of their best friends name, and eagerly pack their overnight bags with such anticipation, I’m reminded of  the simplicity of friendships, the pureness of a bosom buddy…The Bible says that we must show ourselves friendly to have friends, (no that’s not a direct quote..) and I wonder how often we fall short of that mark.  Do I call my friends just to check on them, or only when i need something.  Do I think of them and pray for them, or just scurry on with my day only thinking of myself.  I wonder if they were the friend to me that I am to them, would they still want to be my friend.  As I sit here typing this, in the stillness of the evening, a burning sensation fills my chest as I pray “Lord make me a true friend today, one more concerned with others than with self, one more consumed with serving than with being served… Lord make me, mold me, more like you….”


biker babes March 14, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 3:36 pm

Her name is mama becky to abbie…she is the 2nd mother in our house, and adored by my baby girl (I kinda like her too…haha) she has been such a good friend to our family, it’s hard to remember life before the Chases… they have literally opened their homes and lives to us.  I can’t ask for a better best friend and family for my daughter, and I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed getting to know her…

I just wanted everyone to know how much we appreciate your friendship, all that you do for our family, and for Abbie, we count you not simply a friend, but part of our family.  

Becky got a new toy for Christmas, and I couldn’t help post this picture…one-hot-mama-03-13-2008.jpg

she’s one hot mama now!!!!!!

love ya beck!!!


Sister of my heart March 7, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 3:26 pm

beanie-and-me-07-31-07.jpg….There are few people in my life I have known and loved for an extended period of time outside of my immediate family.  Being an Air Force brat growing up, we didn’t stay in one place for long, moving every 3-4 years….that made friendships short and hard to maintain.  But there is one that has been my sidekick, partner in crime, best friend, and sister since we were 13 years old, and today is her birthday.  beanie-and-me-07-31-07.jpgbeanie-and-me-07-31-07.jpg

So I just wanted to say to her, though we may not be blood related, you are my sister, and I love you.  Happy Birthday my beaner… I couldn’t ask for a better sister, aunt to my children and best friend.  We have laughed together, cried together, been through the trenches and still came out on the other side together.  We share the same thoughts so often it is almost scary and even though you are now on the other side of the country, you are still so close…

I can’t thank God enough for having put you in my life…you have been there for me when I needed you and even when I didn’t think I did…you were still there…

I hope today is a wonderful day, and know that you are loved.