Saturday, October 4, 2008

Commentary of My Life

I'm so thankful for the amazing friendships the Lord has blessed me with. Among the friendships I am thankful for is the gal you see at the bottom (Kelly and her daughter, Lexi). During our coffee date Friday night, Kelly said something that I now believe defines true relationship. I do not believe that was her intent when she made the comment, rather I think she was just using a Kellyism and going about her way, but it has stuck with me - even now.

As I shared some stuff with Kelly, and talked, and talked, and talked about what was going on, I finally came to a stopping point. Once the silence hit, Kelly looked at me and said:

"I'm going to go pee, but when I come back I have commentary."

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary online, commentary is:

Main Entry:
\ˈkä-mən-ˌter-ē, -ˌte-rē\
Inflected Form(s):
plural com·men·tar·ies
15th century
1 a: an explanatory treatise —usually used in plural b: a record of events usually written by a participant —usually used in plural
2 a: a systematic series of explanations or interpretations (as of a writing) b: comment
3 a: something that serves for illustration or explanation commentary upon our civilization — H. A. Overstreet> b: an expression of opinion

So this is what I think - true friends have commentary about our lives. They speak the commentary to us, write it in emails, give us explanations or insight in the things that we experience. They are not strictly bystanders in our lives, they make a mark on it. I'm so thankful for Kelly's commentary in my life. Thanks Kelly!


Kelly said...

I think this is your best post yet.

JUST KIDDING! Thanks for your kind words. :)

Mrs. McGoo said...

All well deserved. :)
This picture is ADORABLE, can't help but say so again.