Before I go any further, I have to beg, no that's a bit harsh...ummm...ask, implore, cajole, seek to turn your attentions to....my twin sister's new blog. She has only one follower and that follower is me. I don't want the dust to start collecting on her blog so can you pretty please visit her blog? Go here:
Have you ever found a friend in someone that you'd never consider a likely friend? When I was young, although I was born in Los Angeles, my family moved away to a small town, when I was three. We did attend church in L.A. though. There we (my twin sis and I) met an unlikely friend. She was one of 11 kids. Her father was a scary guy because he was strict and didn't take any nonsense from the kids. Her mom was just as sweet and non-stressed even with that many kids. Yet, my friend was more or less a bully and wasn't exactly the sweetest girl to hang with. She told lies and was mean to her siblings. She often shined me and my twin sis on when we were there, yet, we became friends.
Through her, we learned what not to do. She cursed and lied and got into trouble. We chose not to even dare try to smart mouth our parents. She ran from doing her chores; we welcomed the opportunity to look after her many siblings AND to cook and clean for all of them.
She grew up fast, not wanting to play with dolls. We decided that playing with dolls was nothing to be ashamed of and we didn't let her opinions change us a single bit.
She made fun of us for the way we talked. She would say, "You talk so proper." Yet, we grew up learning to embrace the way we talked without apologies.
We lost touch as years went by. I often wonder how my twin sis and I could hang with someone so totally opposite from the way we both were...and the answer is quite simple, we had plenty to learn!
Even now, there are plenty of challenges with Boo and I. But along the way, I've learned to appreciate the differences and they've blended into something very beautiful. I STILL have plenty to learn. How about you? Do you have unlikely friends?