Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Slice of Life #4 of 31 Breakfast with Friends

I am happy to be participating in Two Writing Teachers' Slice of Life March Challenge.  I will be posting every day in March.  My students are also participating and you can read their slices on the Classroom Challenge page.

Tuesday mornings are special.  For the last ten years (where does time go?), I have been meeting Kathy and Joyce for breakfast before school.  That means we are at our table at Bob Evans at 7:15 AM.  The cook knows us so well that he starts our breakfast when we walk in the door.  It throws him for a loop when one of us changes our order (usually me).  

We've shared laughter and tears over life's ups and downs:  marriage, the birth of children, illness of parents, watching our children grow up and break ties from home, marriage of a child and then 2 years later, the birth of a grandchild ~ all those things that make up the rich tapestry of our lives.

It's the type of friendship that means we are there for each other no matter what.  And for that, I am eternally grateful.  Lately, I've especially needed them as I maneuver through some difficult trials.  I'm not used to needing; usually I'm the giver.  They've taught me that it's ok to let my guard down and accept their gift of love and support.  

So, now I'm off to breakfast.  Spending the morning with these wonderful ladies makes me smile and gives me the boost I need.  Friends, are indeed, so very important to our lives.


6 comments:

  1. Wonderful that it's been so long, Julie-hope it's wonderful today too! I meet one colleague for breakfast now & then, but it's never been regularly-maybe you've given me a good idea? Have a terrific rest of the day, too!

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  2. What an amazing friendship you have with these women. That is such a unique bond.

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  3. What a great ritual - such a wonderfully companionable way to start Tuesdays.

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  4. How nice...and there seems to be a balance of taking care of each other's needs. You are blessed to have such friends and this ritual of meeting to share time, food and love with each other. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love that you do this every week. It's so good for your soul - and starts your day off just right!

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  6. What a great tradition! Hope you'll be meeting for many years to come.

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