Tonight I’m thankful for one of the greatest and most lovely gifts that God has bestowed upon us–friendship.
Friends aren’t perfect. I’ve been betrayed and dissapointed by the closest and kindest of friends. People aren’t always what I want them to be and I have been hurt many times. My friends have lied to me, told my secrets, and let me down. And I’m no perfect friend either–I’ve done all of those things and more.
But still, there is a beauty in friendship that cannot be denied no matter how imperfect it is. It is a beauty so great that it makes me cry, and a gift so wonderful that I could praise God for it forever.
The friend far away who hurt me but taught me so much at the same time.
The beautiful girl who I can count on to hang out with me whenever, build me up, and keep my secrets.
My friends in Mexico who I’ll never see again, and the wonderful team that I shared the experience with.
The people who encourage me every day, and all of my beautiful ‘little sisters.’
My amazing gang of girls who love me for who I am, and always encourage me.
The group that I’ve known forever and ever and see sparodically but with whom I connect better than with anyone else. They make everything from singing VBS songs in front of the church and wearing sailor hats to making Bolivian food and going to the park fun, and I’m always myself with them.
My actual little sister who (unfortunately) knows how to get me mad but also knows my sense of humour and what I like perfectly.
My dear friend that I’ve known for life, almost the exact opposite of me but who I could talk to forever.
That great girl I go to Starbucks with–she knows my likes and dislikes, and talks to me for hours on end.
The awesome friend that called me when I was sad, and who I always look forward to seeing.
The one who shared so much of my childhood who I still love to be with.
The two that I’ve known for a short time but just make me smile at the thought of them because we’re “kindred spirits.”
The really, cool friend with the same name as me who goes to the beach randomly.
My wonderful friend who is always so considerate and constantly makes me feel better about myself.
The astounding friend that I have in Jesus, the creator of all these wonderful people!!!
As iron sharpens iron, so one friend sharpens another.
What do you love about your friends?