Thursday, June 14, 2007


I just read an article and the question asked was: 'Who would you give the other half of your best friend necklace to?'

Wow. I had to think about that. My Dad AH used to say that if you could count your friends on one hand then you were lucky.

When I was a kid I had oodles of friends. And like a elastic band holding up my pony tail, I kept them close to me.

Then when I grew older and moved to Jerusalem, I had a solid core of friends. They became my family in lieu of the people I had had to leave behind. We became each other's family, friends, buddies and support system.

Now that I am ahem 'older' my list of close ones has dwindled. But the core has stayed the same.

I am also blessed with very close ties to some of the people living far away. And with the wonders of email, skype, cheap phone rates we just picked up where we left off. You know the conversations that start, 'By the way...'

I started thinking of who I would give the other half of my best friend necklace to. There are five of you across the great water. You know who you are. There are at least that amount here with me in Jerusalem.

So I guess, like Mr. T. I would have to have a bunch of gold chains and half hearts around my neck. The best part my best friends is that I carry you always in my heart.

And I hope when you give out your best friend necklace that there is a place for me in your list too.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.


At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cute thought that makes me think

At 3:25 PM, Blogger torontopearl said...

What a sweet post, Marallyn. (sort of the personal essay type you read in a woman's magazine -- why not send it elsewhere for publishing?)

I love the image:"...and like an elastic band holding up my ponytail, I kept them close to me."

At 4:27 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Marallyn..long time no see...sweet post..well your dad AH would considered me blessed then!

At 5:37 PM, Anonymous John said...

You certainly have one half of MY friendship bracelet!

At 7:42 PM, Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Thanksfully I would need several!! One of the many blessings God has seen fit to bless me with. I agree-- true friends are few in number. Acquaintences are many, but they are nice too!!

At 8:44 PM, Blogger PortraitofPeter said...

Such sweet sentiments and from the heart.

Blessings dear friend.

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

AW! Sentimental! You have a great big caring heart don't you?
Stay safe!

At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Chavaleh said...

You would be at the top of my list to get half of my necklace any day. Gold or silver? I'll give it to you in Boulder!


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