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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"You've Got a Friend in Me"

This week our two youngest - Jacob and Tyler - have been playing "Toy Story".  They've gone through their toy bucket and dug out all of their Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Bullseye toys that have been collected over the years.  Today they even dumped out their bucket of plastic army men to join in the play.  (If you're wondering...Jessie got lost at a livestock show a few years ago.)  Actually, several other Buzz Lightyear's and Woody's have been misplaced or broken over the years as well, but, as you can see, we still have plenty!

Our family is all excited because Toy Story 3 comes out next Friday, June 18, which also happens to be mine and my husband's 22nd anniversary.  What a great anniverary date that would be!  A family date to see Toy Story 3!  You think I'm kidding?  I'm not.  Seriously!  We would all enjoy the anniversary family date night, and since we don't go to the movies that often (and since there are no baseball games that evening) just maybe it will work out.

But, do you know what I like best about our two youngest boys playing Toy Story all week is though?  It's the friendship.  I like to see my children being friends.  I've mentioned before that they are normal siblings and they argue at times.  But this week they have played and played for hours and hours.  I began to notice yesterday that when they have the time to play together more like this during the summer, they don't argue as often.  They really enjoy each other's company and have fun together. Maybe that's because our lives are less rushed in the summer and they actually have the time to play together and form that friendship bond again. (That's a lesson in itself, isn't it?)

The theme song of Toy Story (both 1 and 2 as I recall) has been "You've Got a Friend in Me".  Take the time to read the lyrics to this song below.

You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me

When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you've got a friend in me
Yeah, you've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me

If you got troubles
I got them too
There isn't anything
I wouldn't do for you
We stick together, we can see it through
Cause you've got a friend in me
Yeah, you've got a friend in me

Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am
Bigger and stronger too
But none of them
Will ever love you
The way I do
It's me and you, boy

And as the years go by,
Our friendship will never die
You're gonna see it's our destiny
You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me
Yea You've got a friend in me.

Those are great lyrics, aren't they?  Isn't that what friends should feel and how they should act towards one another?  And, shouldn't Christian friends be even more so that way?  Yes, I believe so.

A friend loves at all times.  Proverbs 17:17a

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Yea, you've got a friend in me!


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Oh, I remember many Christmases ago when you couldn't find Buzz or something, because the movie had been out for several look at that collection!!!

Helene said...

Hi Lori

Great post. Sadly (and blessedly) I have one friend like this.

Just stopped by to make sure you all haven't been washed away-what is going on over there?

I'll come back and read more-have been away from your blog too long.

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