she understands me

     Be careful. You have to step around the glass. I cautioned my friend as the small pieces are still falling from the edge of our front door. 

"Ours broke, too."

     Those simple words from her meant so much. Not just that, but she shared that it happened nine years ago and the other two panes of glass are still holding. Sigh of relief. I had been worrying that we weren't getting it fixed quickly enough.

Have you seen this cartoon?

     I don't think it applies just to home school moms. More than one friend has told me that I worry too much about what others think. Even so, I am comforted when I step into a friend's home and see that it is as messy as my own. It is comforting to feel normal even in my inadequacies. Another friend has known me at my worst and still loves me. I love being able to be real, no pretenses and know that the friendship is stronger than my weaknesses.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” 

― C.S. Lewis

     I hope that you have a friend who understands you. In high school I heard a statistic that we are blessed if we have five true friends in a lifetime. That number seemed low to me then, but I know now that even one true friend is a treasure.  I am so thankful for friends who love me just the way I am.

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