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Saturday, March 12, 2005

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Do you have anyone in your life that just makes you feel like a little girl again? I am 34 and my mom has two friends in particular that make me feel like I am 6 years old. 6 years old in a good way. These two beautiful women have been friends with my mom since before I was born. They both call me "Barbie". When they give me a hug I feel like snuggling up to them like a puppy dog. I just feel "little" again. I feel taken care of and loved. I saw one of these ladies today, and though I have talked to her I have not seen her in years. I wanted to call her Mrs. Wilson even though she is now remarried. She laughed and said I could just call her Joanne. *Gasp* I could never ever call her that! It is like calling my Grandpa by his first name. There is no way that name fits her.
I am thankful that it takes a village to raise a child. I remember going to Mrs. Wilson's after school because my mom worked. Mrs. Wilson had 4 kids all older than I. I absolutely adored her daughter! Colleen was several years older than I and quite grown-up in my 7-year-old mind. Her daughter wrote me stories. I still have one of them in fact. I remember her daughter had to be in a body cast once and she would write me notes that she kept in a little bag beside her bed. I would get the notes and put ones back in that I wrote. Anyway, I digress. Mrs. Wilson would look after me after school. I remember she also looked after a very old lady that would look out the living room window. She had two dogs. Barney and Sambo. I wanted Barney for my own dog! Mrs. Wilson also baked fresh bread. It was the most delicious bread I have ever tasted in my life!
I also remember a deep devotion to God. I didn't know much about God at this time in my life but I have no doubt that she prayed for my family and me. She prays for me still now that we have reconnected because of my mom's cancer. It makes me feel warm, cared for and loved, just like when I was 6. However, I now add grateful and blessed to that list.

My Daily Yay! for today is the Mrs. Wilson's of the world. Yay!

7 Comments:

Blogger deni said...

Isn't it wonderful to have people like that in your life?

I know a wonderful lady also, I grew up with her children. I can't tell you how many times I went to her for advice, or to even cry on her shoulder. She is also one of those very godly people, and when I leave her I also feel a tremendous sense of peace.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Crazy Single Mom said...

I have so m any wonderful people in my life, and I appreciate all of them, as I see you do too :-)

5:24 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

As a young girl, into my teen years, we had a pastor named, Pastor Gibson. He has long retired from Ministry and is about 55 now (I am almost 40). I cannot bring myself to call him Murray, as other people seem to be able to do. To me he is Pastor Gibson and always will be. Even Mr. Gibson just sounds so strange. I can't accept the fact that I am a grown woman sometimes, the little girl inside me wonders, "Why do people call me lady?"

11:04 AM  
Blogger Jezzy said...

Yay to the daily Yay! What a great idea, Barbie!

8:33 PM  
Blogger wanda said...

I love these precious memories. Thanks for sharing this one with us!

2:43 AM  
Blogger Peaches said...

Oh how wonderful! I love hearing about memories from other people. It's interesting to see how history has helped shaped them into who they are today. Thank you for sharing that hon. I really did enjoy it. Hugs as always, Nikki

10:14 AM  
Blogger Gale said...

I totally can't get into Blogger comments at home, and they take about 10 minutes to load at work. Which is mostly why I haven't been by for a while.

Just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed catching up and reading about Angus and special friends and all. Hope you're having an excellent day!

12:38 PM  

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