Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Right Friends

"While the right friends are near us, we feel that all is well.  Our everyday life blossoms suddenly into bright possibilities."  Helen Keller

I am blessed with many "right friends."  But today I want to send a special shout-out to my dear friend Reem.  I haven't seen her in about two years, but that doesn't matter- I can feel her friendship despite the time and distance.  When I lost my only pregnancy, she sent homemade cookies.  Reem had her mother, who lives in Palestine, light a candle and say a special prayer for me and our future baby in an ancient church in the Holy Land.  When IVF failed us, she sent a ceramic angel to watch over me.  Recently, she mailed me a hot pink book entitled, "Bloom."  It's filled with wonderful quotes like the one above, that inspire us to bloom.  I look forward to sharing more of them with you.  And I love the idea that her act of kindness will go through me and inspire you as well.  

Thanks Reem.  You've been the right friend for the past 14 years.  Girl, your friendship keeps me blooming.


  1. Feel the Love. Great post Kathianne. You always make me smile. And you are correct, Reem is indeed a right friend. Sending you wishes from the tropics for a wonderful holiday season.

  2. reem sounds like an amazing friend to have, you are very lucky as i am sure she is to have you! i am glad i have *net* you and hope to one day meet you ;) hugs!!

  3. i loooooooove your
    luscious collage!!!
    & i am also so thankful
    for the rightness of
    friendshipping with you!

  4. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh I LOVE THIS!Its cute and bright and so sweet!!!

    Hope you had a very Merry christmas! Ive missed coming to your blog and life has settled down a bit so I will be here lots!!!

    Come visit me also !:)

    Loads of hugs!