Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jo James - Definition of a Good Friend

Most people are lucky enough in their lifetimes to have a few good friends and I certainly am no exception. I have several really great friends. Yesterday, when I was heading home from yet another family funeral I called my friend Jo to see if she could cut my hair today. I was really feeling blue as I was driving down the road and thought the conversation would perk me did. I said, "Hey, Jo...this is Karen."...she replied..."What's wrong." I thought I was hiding the sadness, but obviously not well enough. This morning I got up and went to get my hair appointment was at 9:15. I left her house at 2:30. We ate jellybeans, laughed, joked, shared stories, and yes...when her husband Mickey was dying...I found myself singing to him at his bedside and for him later at his funeral. I remember her sadness when her parents died. Our times have not always been sad, Lord Almighty she is one of the funniest people I know. We have cruised together, we have done the Keys together, shopped, sang, eaten (she is an awesome cook), I took my first tequila shot with her, but I have to tell a quick one on night we were going to the Loft in columbus, GA for me to sing with Still Magnolias...a song came on the radio...Jo said, "I love Jim Crotch!"...The song was "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce...I nearly choked...we both laughed..and that is the way our friendship goes...we are not always with each other...but we know the other is there...on standby. She is a keeper for sure. I may not tell her how much I love her often enough...but she knows my heart well. Thanks for the free deep breathing session today...and the looks good. I am dedicating this poem to you.
© Natasha
Everyone should have
a friend like you
You are so much fun to be with
And you are such a good person
You crack me up with laughter
And touch my heart with your kindness
You have a wonderful ability
To know when to offer advice
And when to sit in quiet support
Time after time
You've come to my rescue
And brightend so many
Of my routine days
And time after time
I've realized how fortunate
I am that my life includes you
I really do believe that
Everybody should have a friend like you
But so far it looks like
You are one of a kind!
Even though St. Paddy's day was yesterday...I have an Irish wish for you all. I wish you all this kind of friend in your lives. They truly are the rainbows that brighten up a stormy sky. Happy Thursday!


Sweet Tea said...

Jim "Crotch". I really did LOL when I read that!

Girl, what a tough, long, road of funerals you've had to deal with.
What to say? I'm sure glad you have your good friend Jo that you can call upon.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great post....sop glad that I stopped by