June 2, 2008

Flawless Need Not Apply

I've always rooted for the underdog. Felt a connection with the broken or chipped and imperfect. Found the most beauty in that which has the most flaws. The creases on someone's face tell stories she doesn't have to speak. The tears falling from her eyes or the tears she won't let you see. A scar, whether it be physical or on the heart, can be everything that a person truly is, or shaped the very person they've become. Awkwardness and vulnerability is honest and revealing, and simply breathtaking in my eyes.

I have been so blessed to be surrounded with the most lovely and finest of friends of all shapes and colors and sizes. The ones that click instantly and feel like sisters from the very first moment. The ones you wonder where they've been all your life. The ones that are there to batten down your hatches when the winds come. The ones that you have out of survival, ones you may have never connected with but you go through a moment in time together that forever seals your hearts. The friends that have been with you throughout life and all the changes and downs and ups and ups and downs and just weave in and out right along with you. And the ones you've yet to meet but will forever change your life.

My friends- they have quirks. They struggle to get into their Spanx and don't always know the right words to say. They mess up. They bring you celery. They do so many things right.
They are not perfect. And oh my goodness I love them more for that.

30 comments:

  1. You need a warning...may cause emotional friends to cry.

    Flawed Friend,
    xoxo

    CE

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  2. I'm so honored to be a part of you and your life. Thank you.

    And you look sooooooooo happy to have celery in that picture.

    And those spanx were just as hard to take off as they were to put on. They were totally worth it.

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  3. Good post.

    I also have a post up today about a special friend of mine. You should check it out. :D

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  4. Ah, you love me just as I am....spider veins and all!

    Lori (short-wearing woman now)

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  5. When I clicked here and saw that pic, I'm think I said "omg she posted that" at least three or four times. And with no explanation as to why we have our sweaters on our heads and you're so thrilled about celery-HA!

    Oh my you are amazing. This post is beautiful and so, so true. Love you.

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  6. Love you so much! This was beautiful, and so very true.

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  7. milk&honeyJune 02, 2008 8:46 AM

    "...the ones that click instantly and feel like sisters from the very first moment...." I couldn't have said it better myself. I love you guys!

    Next time, someone else is holding the camera. Chocolate eruption waiter Steve, maybe?

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  8. I know we don't acutally "know" each other, but you have been a girl after my own heart for a while. I have been going through some rough stuff and i am soooo seriously flawed - both emotionally and physically - and You have just made me feel OK about that. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Isn't it so easy to find so much fault with ourselves??

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  9. What a beautiful post! I too am blessed with some beautifully flawed friends!

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  10. They brought you celery- awesome! :) What a blessing to have such friends. ..

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  11. Me and perfect people don't mesh ;) They scare me a bit actually. lol

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  12. You all look like you were having a little fun, just a little.

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  13. What a beautiful post. You are a lovely person. I'm glad I at least "know" you in the blog world. I'm going to add your button to my side bar. Blessings.

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  14. Amen!
    What a beautiful post. And so true.
    The best friends are always the ones who see your flaws but love you anyway. :)

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  15. Hallelujah for Spanx!! But sheesh! They are a pain to get in AND out of!

    Flawless people are so boring... That must mean I am the polar opposite of boring :)

    -Andrea

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  16. Milk & Honey wasn't in the photo, darn!

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  17. Thank God for imperfect friends.

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  18. What a beautiful post!

    It was so great finally chatting on the phone with you the other day. I just wish I lived over there in Chicago so I could hang out with you and all the other fantastic Chicago bloggin' moms! I can't wait till Blog Her!!!

    I'm glad to know you're okay with flaws in your friends, 'cause I certainly have lots of them.

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  19. okay, I totally want to be one of your friends...

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  20. totally agree friends are not prefect but I would rather live life with them then without :) Beautiful picture.

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  21. Those are the best kind!

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  22. Wait, your friends wear Spanx? What if you're so flawed that you don't wear Spanx? :)

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  23. ooooh . . . . very good post Stephanie.

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  24. Loved reading your post. My children aer 19 & 14, but I will cherish the early days forever and the dear friends who were there with me, along with their little ones....Heaven is at the feet of mothers.

    KAREN EILEEN

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  25. I'm the flawedest of my group of friends, and they are kind enough to never-ever point that out to me. See, that's true friendship right there! Now pass me the celery, woman. I'm drooling.

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