Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Rewind the tape please

the one titled Julie's Life,and I would like you to go as far back as you can.Back to the days where I was cute,tiny and had long black curls and no gray hair. When my family was functional,when death was for old people,so I thought.When everyone made a point to visit their loved ones and be a part of special occasions.When people were thoughtful and considerate.When people didn't make a hobby out of tearing others apart,but a job of building each other up.

Oh the tape has been erased and there are no back-ups:( Don't mind me,I'm just thinking back.

Do you ever look back at your childhood and smile?Think of things that you did, that your own kids today do not have the privilege of doing,or just don't want to do because it's not as fun as the playstation or PC. Those were the good old days.

I got thinking today about some of the choices I have made in my life,mostly regarding people I have allowed to come into my life,loved and for the most part got nothing in return.Yep,friends......would you pick the same ones if you had to do it over again? Some I would keep,and others I wouldn't. Some of would make sure that I found sooner and others I would hold on to a little tighter.Of all the girls who stood up with me in my wedding,I only have contact really with one,and she is my SIL.I wouldn't necessarily pick the ones that live the closest.Good grief, most of my friends today, I have never met other than on-line,but I talk to them every day and they make me smile. I know they are there if I need them,and well........I'm there even if they don't need me:) I wouldn't necessarily chose the ones that I have the most in common with as I found out later in life that opposites attract. Take Jolene and I,she is a little rock-n-roll and I'm a little country:) but we are one when it comes to the stuff that matters.We talk each and every day,sometimes more than once. We talk about absolutely nothing for the most part.I'm sure that I say things that bug her and vice versa,but we don't remember it the next day.We don't come out and say "I love you" to each other because we don't have to, it is just understood.........plain and simple!!!!!!!

Anyway boring perhaps,but I was feeling a bit reflective today.I cherish my friends both near and afar.The ones I see often and the ones I've never met:)

I'll leave you with a bit of Evan humor........Did you know there was a new version of the Bible,yep I like to call it the New Evan Version Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and though shalt be shaved.........LOL I didn't bother correcting him because I thought it was cute. No whether his Awana leader will think so, is a different story.


grover said...

ahh the tape of friendship...
sigh..hindsight is 20/20 isn't it.
but i think now-i really cherish those who are important-and not expend energy over people who bring me down..I don't think I could have done that 10 yrs ago..sometimes it is good to let go eh.

Nicole said...

Ah, now who is calling who a mushbucket!!! I think that I totally agree with everything you have said in your post. completely.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl...I can't keep up with you lol I just replied to one of your posts this morning and now there's this one.
I do agree with everything you said. If I could turn back time, I believe there are quite a few things I would change including staying with my foster family and which friends to pic. I love to be helpful and needed but I don't like to be used. Is there a difference? I believe so.

Laura said...

if I could turn back time, there are things I would do differently for sure...especially where friends are concerned. As I've gotten older the qualities I look for in people are different and am more interested in having people in my life with a variety of interests and that are "good for me". People who value friendships as much as I do and not as something to be taken for granted or pushed to the side. I would rather have a small group of real, true friends than a lot of people who say they are my friend.

Great post Julie...got me thinking and of course, Evan had me giggling.

Have a great day.

jo-jo's~circus said...

Awww, I love you to :) Although I am a lot rock and roll and you are a lot country, we are more alike than we are opposite, for the most part. You are my best friend, and as I've told you before, something is just missing in my day when I don't get to talk to you!! {{smooches}}