Saturday, April 10, 2010

That's what friends are for-Part 1

So, it's been a long time since my last post, and my life has changed dramatically. I will someday write a book- but not today. My purpose of today's post is to express the value of the true friendships I have experienced over the last 3 months and possibly inspire you to rekindle an old friendship, patch up a bruised friendship, or make the time to introduce yourself to someone new and possibly help them along life's journey.
My closest friend, literally she lives next door to me, is my Maryville friend Beth. Although she has a very busy life mothering 3 children, coaching soccer and basketball, and being a loving and adoring wife to her husband; she has found the time and energy to pull me through some sleepless nights, overwhelming bouts of sadness and heartache (drowning in tears), crazy days of parenting my two toddlers, and really all the hard moments that are leading me to my milestones.

She has been there. With a "how ya doin today? phone call everyday at 8 am", open arms, chips and salsa, a glass of wine, lots of laughter, and most importantly the Word of God. She helps me remember that the all sovereign God is at hand, that He loves His children, and that my faithand obedience to God will bring love, joy, mercy, and grace to me and my children.

The priceless gift of friendship-not being alone is one thing, but being lifted up in the midst of trials and tribulations - that's what friends are for. What a real life testimony to me of the power of God's love from one family to another. "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:39