Thursday, May 21, 2009

You Gotta Have Friends

I had an impromptu get together with Jeanie and Cheryl last night, which as always, was too much fun. It also amazed me that a void in my heart was filled last night, too. The void didn't come from anything in particular, but probably came about as a culmination of things both happening and not happening in my life.

I don't believe in coincidences. I believe everything, both big and small, happen for a reason. I think about friends the same way. Look at your group of friends. At least for me, each of my friends brings something into my life. They are my friends, my sisters, my essential people. God did an amazing thing when he brought these women into my life. He sure knew what he was doing!

I was talking to a girl at work who is graduating soon from high school. She asked me if I stayed friends with anyone from high school. I knew where she was going with this question. Sadly, I had to tell her that I only stayed friends with one person from high school (love ya, Jaime!). I know she is happy to be graduating, but scared at the thought of starting a new phase of her life without her friends from high school. So many thoughts ran through my mind, but most of them I didn't share with her. I am not sure she wants or is ready to hear them. After all, how can I tell this girl that she probably won't stay connected to most of her high school friends, that she is going to go through different phases of her life where she leaves old friends behind and gains new ones? I can't tell her these things, because it's not something you can really tell someone. She will understand when she goes through it.

If you would have revealed to me in high school the group of girlfriends I have today, I never would have believed you. I am so lucky, so immensely blessed and so thankful to have my friends in my life.


Becky said...

Thank God we're also allowed to "graduate" from high-school friends. Not that mine were bad, they just weren't soul sisters, you know? God knows who we need in life, and gently steers those people in our direction. I think college is the opposite of high school in that way -- my college friends are STILL my BFFs! :)

Lyryn said...

I agree! God places special people in our lives and just the right times for just the right purposes. What a blessing to have women that will speak into your life and walk this journey with you.

Anonymous said...

I love that from the moment I met you I knew we had a special bond- I love you!