I have always felt that I have a difficult time making and keeping friends. However, as I study God's word on this subject and experience His love and grace in ways that I never imagined, I believe that God has put people in my life for specific reasons in specific seasons.
Whether it is a yummy coffee drink on moving day or a simple text message to say "I am thinking of you and praying for you", my friends have sustained me these past few weeks as I struggle to find our new normal.
I am humbled by the strength and beauty of these women in my life. They are struggling with their own trials-personal illness, seriously ill children, challenges at work and at home, financial burdens, emotional burdens-but they find the time to reach out of their personal pain and say "I will suffer with you, I will take on your burden and you take mine and together we will move forward and rejoice".
Call a friend today. Go first. Tell them you love them. Stop by. Text message them. Pray for them. Be transparent and honest. Cry on their shoulder. This is what God designed friends for-so that His love would shine through.
Special thanks to: Renee, Megan, Meridith, Missy, Tammy, Stephanie & Kerri. I love you ladies and wouldn't want to do life without you!