I had an amazing weekend with some of my most favorite people in the world. Three beautiful ladies that fill me with joy on a daily basis. I don’t say that lightly, we literally talk every day! We have all been through a lot these past couple years and we have grown closer because of it. It’s not always easy sharing the good, the bad and the ugly with people and girls can be ruthless. But not these ones, they are some of the best.
Can I just talk about “real” friendship for just a moment. I feel as I have gotten older and I have come to a new season in my life (motherhood) I have learned a lot about who I am as a friend and what it is that I look for in a friend. I went through a friend break up this year and it was a rough one. I know that everything happens for a reason, but while I was going through it…it SUCKED! Now months later coming out of it, it has taught me who I am and what true friendship looks like. I am actually thankful for it!
I am blessed with some wonderful community of friends and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I know that a lot of people are just a one on one kind of friend and having multiple friends scares them or it is just not their thing and that’s cool. I love having friends in my life to hold me accountable, to lift me up when I am down, to laugh with, to cry with, to tell me to suck it up and keep going, to encourage me in my marriage, tell me that I need to slow down, challenge me as a mother, and to sweat with of course!!
Friendship isn’t always easy because let’s face it we are HUMANS and humans fail. I think friendship is about give and take and quite honestly not judging one another and letting each other be who they are without feeling bad about themselves. True friends are intentional and put one another first over themselves. I am not perfect at friendship by no means. But I am beyond thankful for the friends that I have and I pray that this year and the years to come that we grow closer in community with one another, because life with friends is sweeter and just more fun!