Friends are Forever
By Missy Tippens
Since it’s Saturday and the middle of a birthdaycelebration, I thought we’d take a break from writing topics today and talkabout…
Y’all are a wonderful group of friends. (Thank you!) And Ithink we have something special here. We have a love of reading and writing incommon. We support each other. We have FUN together! And some of us have evenmet in person and shared friendship that way as well.
If you think about it, it’s kind of strange thatwe feel like we know each other so well even before we’ve met in person. Iimagine if we tried to explain it to our friends at home, they might thinkwe’re a little weird. :) But it’s true nonetheless. We spend a good bit of timetogether around here.
You know, the original Seekers email each other every day. ALOT. In fact, since we banded together and started our email loop in August2005, we’ve sent 95,862 messages as of Friday morning. :) That’s 95k messages(and countless words) of encouragement, sharing of funny happenings, asking forprayer, brainstorming titles (with Mary and Ruthy throwing in hilarious onesthat cause spew-on-the-screen moments), brainstorming story ideas, whining, sendinghugs over rejections, giving pep talks (and threatening to knock upside-the-headanyone who considers giving up), griping, talking about family, sharing ofpraises, celebrating, crying, sharing market news, cheering each other on,leaning on each other, and on and on.
With you who’ve hung out with us on unpubbed island…and whoare also now moved to town with us…we’ve shared your pain of rejection, yourcelebrations, your prayer needs, and your joy of first sales. We’ve enjoyedyummy cyber food and coffee you bring and the wisdom you generously share withus. We love you and thank you for hanging out with us these last four years!And we look forward to many more.
And speaking of hanging out with friends…Ruthy and I havebanded together to open a shop on Seekerville Main Street. It’s all about ourfavorite things: pastries and coffee! After you leave a comment here telling me to enter you in my drawingfor a cute Bath & Body Works tote bag and Starbucks giftcertificate, I hope you’ll pop over to our Yankee-Belle Café. Yep. The NewYorker (who bakes like Susie Homemaker) and the Southern Belle (who doesn’t)share recipes and fun with you. So y’all / youse click here to come sit a spellwith us on our outdoor patio. :)
But first! Tell us what’s special about your friends? Feelfree to honor someone today! And don’t forget to tell me to enter you in the drawing if you’d like to be included.
Love and friendship,