Tuesday, December 21, 2010

With these gifts, what more do I need?

My sweet friend Jessica just wrote a post on the ultimate gift: good friends. Oh how she is so correct! I have been blogging for about fifteen months now, and have met so many amazing women both online and in person. What gifts they are to me! (Some of them know me better than friends I have had for years!)

I am also blessed with new friends whom I have gotten to know since my move three years ago to A****. Some are from school, some from church, and some from the Bunco group I was invited to join a few short months after arriving.

And how many times have I had people look at me in amazement when I tell them that I have around 18 best friends from college? Yes, we have gotten together EVERY year since we graduated twenty years ago. This Connie weekend (what Converse College girls call themselves) is a "must have" for all of us every fall of the year.

My ultimate best friend - whose name is also Beverly!!! - came from this group of college friends. She was there during the darkest time in my life and was my rock. A second sister if you will. I don't know how I would have made it without her! We are now eight hours away... Thank goodness for phones and social media!

Finally, there is my sister. She is the one I go to for advice and just want to be with when on vacation or any other time. Yes, we've had ebbs and flows, but she's the one.

As I look at these Christmas cards I have displayed, I am reminded of how blessed I am with these gifts of friendship. I always have them surrounding this Nativity plate to remember that our Savior is the center of all of our relationships. I am amazed at how He has provided.

I'd love to include you in our Christmas friendship montage! I have a few extra cards ready to send out myself and I'd love to share...


  1. I love Christmas Cards! One of my favorite things about the season. I also love new friends and you are definately one of them.

  2. Just sent you my address- been meaning to do this all week. I've still got a small stack with partial addresses. I'll get to them sometime in the next few days.

  3. I love this sweet post and Jessica's too. I agree that the best gifts are friends! I would love to exchange cards with you. Sweet Pea can include her very own personalized message :). I'll email you.

  4. So sweet! Add me to your Christmas card list. I've really enjoyed getting to know you in blog land and agree that friends are truly one of the best gifts. xoxo

  5. Merry Christmas to you! I know how you feel about good friends. Isn't it wonderful that even with hours between you, you are still so close? What would we do without our girlfriends? Hope your Christmas is the best one yet!

  6. It TAKES a good friend to HAVE good friends! You must be one!! I'm lucky enough to have 3 long time friendships too and they mean the world to me. You are right...that is the best gift...time to be together!! Happy Holidays!!

  7. So sweet. Love how you display the cards you receive!

  8. I'm with you - I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, catching up with friends old and new and hearing about their families. Would love to exchange with your. I'll e-mail you my address and I'll include my e-mail, so, if you like, you can send me one. Merry Christmas, Bevy, to you and yours. I've enjoyed getting to know you through the blog!

  9. What a sweet post!! I love your card by the way!! I am gearing up for a New Year card, since the Christmas ones just aren't getting done. I just started Christmas shopping today. You don't have to say it- I know ;)
    Love you my friend!!

  10. Such a sweet post, both your's and Jessica's.

  11. Happy wonderful Christmas to you, Sweet Bevy!! SO many people are blessed to have you as a friend! I am lucky enough to call you my imaginary friend!

  12. Love all of the people I've met through blogging, and you are 1 of them!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Hey, Bevy -
    Saw your comment on my blog and I tried to find an e-mail link on your site, but can't find it. Could you send me your address at jw6111@gmail.com? Thanks!

  14. Bevy--I would love to send you a card...e-mail me your addyKhswales@comcast.net


  15. Hi Bevy, found your blog trough JMW. I have also experienced that this blogging has given me so much by getting in contact with very interesting and wonderful people.
    Merry Christmas to you!

  16. so true! and soooo well said. friendship is the GREATEST gift of all!! and you remind me of that since this is the very.first.year. i will not be "home" in the south for Christmas....we are staying home in boston and will celebrate in our home and with friends on Christmas night...a tough decision for us to be away from family, but comforted by good friends!
    you've truly become a good blogging friend to me and i appreciate all your sweet comments and support!!!
    Merry Christmas!

  17. I always look forward to hearing from you and see what you're up. You are one of the sweetest blog friends I've met! What a fun idea of exchanging cards ~ beesandfleurdelis@yahoo.com

    Today was our last day ~ I'm looking forward to a relaxing morning tomorrow :)


  18. I've been out of town for a couple of days, but I would love to exchange cards with you! It has been an absolute delight to meet you online and then in person! I hope we get to see each other again soon! Merry Christmas!


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