In Friendship we do real… *Vriend* #WOT 12Geplaatst op: maart 22, 2012
Friends / Vriend ~ Upstairs my son is talking Turkish with his grandparents, English with his father and in Dutch with my sister, all within 5 minutes. Just like it was untill we left Turkey for Holland, when he was 4 years old…
Only now not IRL, but with Skype, a great way to stay connected.
It is his birthday, and 19 years ago that I was moved into the ER after 26 hours of labour. Pavaroti was playing out loud, and doctors and nurses were scrubbing there hands and getting ready to deliver my son, our son.
The A-Team = friends as family and vice versa
His father couldn’t be there, had to leave two days earlier to open a Hotel in Turkey. My sister and brother were there to support me,called themselves my ‘A-Team’, and would also accompany me on my/our journey back home, to Turkey, 5 weeks later. During the whole labour we had a hot line, no Skype unfortunately with my husband.
Although seperated, we are still the best of friends, so in honour of this friendship and for the love I feel for my family and friends in Turkey and abroad, today’s blogpost is in English.
Write on Thursday
Today’s theme word of #WOT is ‘Friend’ (Vriend). I guess the ‘offcial’ theme is ment to be written in Dutch, according to a bond I have with Karin Ramaker and other bloggers. Every Thursday she chooses a * Dutch* word and all of us write a blogpost with this word as the ancker. But as the title is in English, I take the liberty to bend the rules a little bit.
The moment I saw this picture one month ago, I planned to paint the text on a door or a wall in our house as well.
I simply love it, and it covers about everything in relationships which is important to me.
Timewise it didn’t work out so well, as it was not ready before my son arrived home from Turkey two weeks ago, but there is always something good in something chaotic, so early this morning, his birthday, I finally started. It needs one more coating, and probably will be ready when the first guests arrive this afternoon.
After I read today’s #WOT theme, I looked at the text once more and I realised that if you replace ‘This House’ for ‘Friendship’, and read it again, it totally matches my understanding and definition of friendship.
Vriend *persoon die vol genegenheid voor [iemand] of iets is ~ persoon die je vertrouwt en aardig vindt ~ Amice, Bekende, Compagnon, Gabber, Goede bekende, Jongen, Kameraad