Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Circle of Friends: Part One

I had grand plans this week to post a series of favorite romantic songs. But I'm not in the mood. Pun intended. Instead, I will blog about four important friendships and how these people bless and encourage me. Today, I give you Shanna.

Shanna is one of my favorite people to be around. Have you ever heard her laugh? It's this great combination of joy and badness. :) She's predictably unpredictable. She's always surprising me with something she says or does. Yet, it's not a surprise because that's just Shanna. I love hearing her pray. Only Shanna can get away with saying "Dear God, You ROCK!"

She makes fun of me when I get puffed up. She encourages me when I am down. She loves the good AND the bad things about me. Shanna is the kind of person that always makes me feel loved and special. When I spend time with her, I leave feeling encouraged and cared for. She always makes it a point to ask me how I am doing...and she really wants to know the answer.

She remembers everything. She remembers when I had a bad day two weeks ago and follows up on how things are going. She remembers prayer requests that I share with her and she prays for me and asks me for updates. She notices things that I don't even tell her about. She can look at my face and instantly know whether I am happy, sad, frustrated or tired. She sends me random text messages and notes, telling me she's thinking about me and she loves me. She always wants the best for me and believes the best about me.

Shanna, you are a wonderful friend and a blessing to me. I love you.

7 comments:

Troy said...

Shanna rocks, even though she isn't blogging anymore.

Shanna said...

Laurie-
What an honor. I am so touched. Thanks for the affirmation. Please know that the feeling is mutual. I am proud to call you my friend. YOU rock.

brian said...

I second that post...now to her blog to see if she cracked yet...

Justin said...

Laurie,
I agree with all of your compliments about Shanna except the one about the good memory. I agree that she has a good memory, but it seems to me that a woman with a good memory is not a good thing. How am I supposed to have female friends if they remember things before yesterday? That is a little more accountability than I want to deal with.

Shanna said...

Justin Elijah Fountain,
Don't let Laurie fool you. My memory stinks. Oh, by the way, the first day I met you, nearly six months ago, well... I liked the shirt you were wearing that day.

Shanna said...

Issac! I mean Issac! See, I don't remember everything. Er, uh, maybe I do. And that is why I am typing this. Hmmm.

Justin said...

Shanna,

I was not wearing a shirt the day you met me and it was only 3-4 months ago. Oh how we forget.