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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friendship - Guest post by Wendy Lou Jones

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 Guest post

Friendship by Wendy Lou Jones

Friendship is a thing of great value, appreciated even more after it is lost. To have a friend who you can open your heart to without fear of disclosure or humiliation is a privilege. It is a feeling of safety; of never truly being alone and of family.

The friends we make as a child are often the closest, because at that point in our lives they are our confidants and we are far more open with our thoughts. Life is more complicated as we get older and have families of our own. Who can we talk to about our partner? Our parents? Our fears? Because of this, true friendship becomes harder to find. To meet someone we can share secrets with, as an adult, is a gift indeed.

In this age of cyberspace, we may be led to believe we have many friends. But the reality is far more insular. So we must cherish the friendships we have and value them, for without friendship, our worlds are smaller.

There are probably only a handful of people we can call true friends in a life time; those people who share our hopes, our dreams, our moments we would rather no one else knew about. To these people, we are most vulnerable, but also most comforted and life without them is a little more grey.

We all need people who are there for us when we are ailing or distressed, to turn to when we are happy or down and who in turn, we can care for when they are in need.

I believe Suze and Anniek have found such a friendship and this wonderful friendship has brought about this fabulous blog. I am happy for them and grateful that they let me in to a small part of that.

Happy Blogaversary, ladies.

About Wendy Lou Jones

I spent a happy childhood in West Sussex, where I studied hard at school and in my spare time, danced (ballet and jazz) and fell in love with guinea pigs.

    I took Medicine at university and qualified as a doctor in 1994, working in various fields until I dropped out to have kids several years later. How on Earth did I end up here, you ask? Well, one night, in my late 30s, I had a dream. As simple as that. A dream that inspired me. And I’ve been reading and writing ever since.



  1. Thank you for this wonderful insightful post. I indeed feel lucky and blessed with my friendships.

  2. What a lovely post. Unfortunately I have had some unknown fall out with closest friends who we spent weekend and holidays with and were a big part of our life's along with mine and husbands parents. We have found it very hard and Suzanne and anniek have been there for me all the way. I'm lucky to have found Suzanne and to actually meet her. My daughters call her and her husband aunt and uncle and care an awful lot for her.

    Wendy I'm also lucky as they introduced me to your books. Hope you have a great year xx

    1. Thank you, Tanya. It's so sad when that happens, isn't it? And I am glad to have got to know you a little too. :-)

  3. Great post. Love the book covers! Gorgeous.

  4. Her book covers are really pretty

  5. This is such a sweet and true post. I agree - with close friendships you feel safe and understood. You don't have to worry about how to phrase things - they know. Suze and Anniek are such a lovely example!! ^_^