Saturday, March 30, 2024

Because I knew you

I am so blessed to have many good friends, and one of my deepest joys comes from sitting around a table, chatting and crafting.  It's a tapestry all its own, woven with time together, and stories shared.  

When I recently saw an America's Got Talent audition, featuring two women in a duet performance of "For Good" from Wicked, I shed a few tears, thinking of friends around the world.  And especially those right in my own backyard.

Friends, this post is for you!

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow

If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you

I have been changed for good

Listen to the song! 


Joining LeeAnna's I Like Thursday: Prompt for April 4: Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?  These days, I would definitely prefer the quiet of a day at the beach.  Snoozing, collecting vitamin D, walking the length of the beach, reading a book, sipping a rum-soaked beverage.  Much preferable to the noisy clanging of an amusement park, thronged with sweaty people standing in long lines.

Linking to Slow Sunday Stitching

 Slow Sunday Stitching

Linking to Mosaic Monday


  1. Lovely post! You are a good friend!
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
    Take care, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

  2. ...friends are important. Happy Easter.

  3. I don't have any local friends. I'm just not a likeable person! My family helped me pick trash up, though.

  4. That was really a most beautiful tribute to your friends!

  5. LOVE being your SIL and friend. 😘

  6. Such a beautiful and poignant post, Angie. Thank you. The people who I've had the blessing to meet throughout my life walking along the path for a season with me have blessed my days. Happening upon you and your lovely place was a happy day.

  7. Good friends are treasures. A lovely post, Angie.

  8. Beautiful post Angie! It is nice to see you and your friends, enjoying time together! Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.

  9. Lots of good things. We had a particularly good Easter gathering at my house, all sitting around the table. Your photos have the same "feel" as that. Such good fortune!

  10. Lovely post. So thankful for my friends, some of whom I’ve never met in person but only know through my blog. I spent the evening stitching with a friend last night. Gail at the cozy quilter

  11. Such a lovely post, Angie! I, too, am so thankful for my friends. Your "munch and make" get togethers look like a lot of fun! Have a wonderful day!

  12. What a blessing it is to have good friends from all seasons of our lives to enjoy and grow with. Lovely post, Angie! Happy April to you!

  13. Such a lovely post Angie.
    All through our lives people, especially our friends touch us and leave a mark. I am grateful I have met so many wonderful people through my life, and latterly many lovely people, and I include you, in blogland.

    Wishing you a happy month of April :)

    All the best Jan

  14. Yes, dear blogfriend Angie, I agree. Friends are the salt in the soup of life. We are 'only' virtuel in contact, but with similiar thougths.

    Thank you for sharing and being Part of

    Have a very good Werk, hugs by Heidrun

  15. Hi Angie! It is so nice you have formed close friendships and shared activities after moving to Montana. I know that is not so easy to do at our age. One of my best friends from Brooklyn visited me this spring and we had so much fun together--just like old times--which proves friendships remains strong even if distanced.

  16. Happy gatherings! Beautiful earth tree paintings!



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