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Father, husband and currently in-between jobs. Just relocated to Michigan from Nebraska and am on the hunt for work! These are my musings about life so far and what I've done.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Remember when we stayed up late and we talked all night...

People are beautiful to me...
Their dreams...
Their hopes...
But more importantly...
Their souls.
Friends are important to me.
I've always dreamed of having a close circle of friends.
God has given me those friends.
My friends are beautiful...
At times I feel like I become disconnected from some of them, though.
This makes me wonder...
Am I doing enough to stay connected with them?
Am I missing signals or subtle hints that they want to move on?
Does this really just mean that it's time to move on?
How do friends move on?
Is this supposed to happen?
My friends are beautiful to me...
I've tried to pick friends who push me in the right directions.
I've been pushed in wrong directions before...
And I followed them...
Those people are still beautiful but they aren't my friends anymore...
They aren't beautiful for the same reasons my actual friends are...
What happens when I try harder to stay connected with some friends and it seems as though they don't want to try harder to stay in my life?
I'll try and it'll reach a certain point, but then the day is gone and I didn't get to actually talk to them about life...
Their dreams...
My dreams...
Their hopes...
And my hopes...
And our spiritual journeys...
Is that really staying connected?
Should I keep trying?
How do I tell them that they're slipping away?
How do I tell them how much they mean to me?
How much I need those little pushes in my life...
Those simple moments when life passed us both by and we knew how to laugh about it...
The beauty of life...
The understanding of the beauty of life...
Those nights when they knew what I needed to hear...
And told me straight out because they cared about me...
Friends shouldn't apologize for telling you the truth.
Is there really such a thing as a true friend?
I know there are.
I know better than to get off there.
Sometimes God sends friends into your life for a very specific reason...
And then He takes them out of your life, also, for a very specific reason...
We don't always know the reasons in life...
We don't have to...
But sometimes God explains it to us a little farther down the road, when we're ready to listen...
The most important thing is to recognize that God never does anything without a reason behind it.
When someone leaves your life...
Thank God He allowed you to share in the life-journey of another beautiful person...
And then look for the little pushes they gave you in your life...
Treasure them...
Remember them...
And when you think about those nights you talked about how life passed you by and could laugh about it and tell each other the truth...
You'll discover...
That somehow...
They'll always be your friend.
And that's something beautiful.
Don't worry about staying connected...
Because if you're doing what you can...
God will work out the rest...
And losing touch doesn't mean losing the touch they left on your life.
That's what really matters.
Just remember that you're touching someone's life right now.
Maybe they need a little push right about now...
Listen to God and keep trying...

...Because people are beautiful.

God bless, y'all.
~Curtis~

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

Curtis, that was absolutely beautiful...I loved it! Oh, tears came into my eyes! Thank you so much for writing that.

God bless you bro,
Tiffany

Jessica said...

That was wonderful!! Sometimes I feel like this, in fact I feel like I have let our relationship kind of drift apart like that and I am sorry. The thing about true friends is just like you said, they leave there mark and are still important even if they drift away.

Talk to you later Twinny!
Jessica

Curtis said...

Thanks you two!
Lol, after rereading it the first time, I kinda had a tear or two well up, myself!
Jess, don't be too hard on yourself. :-) God has His reasons for everything. But hey! We're still connected, lol. You should get a facebook! I'm seriously on there a ton more than I am on here now. It's amazing. Besides that, I'm back to dial-up, so facebook is actually easier than anything else to load up! It'll be easier for us to keep in touch! :-)

God bless both of you!
~Curtis~

Jessy said...

It was really beautiful, you are a poet and didn't even know it lol.
My parents don't like facebook, but I am on battlecry a lot lol. hey you should join Homeschool alumni, I am on their like everyday. it is a really cool site for homeschooler. check it out. homeschoolalumni.com
Anyhoo, TTYL!!!!
Jessica

James said...

Amazing. =)

Casandra said...

Tag- you're it.
Six random things about yourself. =)

Katharine said...

Curtis! That really was beautiful!!!!
I'd steal it if I wasn't to lazy to right it out!! I have no words that was just beautifully perfect!!
~Kat~