Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday: Friends

But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God". -Ruth 1:16

November is a great month to pause and really think about what you are grateful for. I try to do this everyday but with Thanksgiving coming up why not deliberately pause and give thanks? There are so many people and things that I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for my sister friends. There are so many people who suffer because they have no one so I am grateful that I have plenty. There are so many reasons that I couldn't remain friends with certain people so I am even more thankful for the friends I've had over the years.

First, I am thankful for longevity. I have been friends with this sister since we were teenagers. We have seen many seasons of life come and go and I am extremely thankful for her. I don't see her as often as I would like but I couldn't imagine my life without her. As much as things have changed, we have stayed pretty much the same--just smarter and wiser. Now we are knee deep in motherhood together so I can't wait to see how this season will help us grow even more.

And then there are my college loves (minus one not pictured below). I am grateful for their patience, zeal, and wisdom. We may live miles apart but we are always in each others hearts. These women are confident and seemingly fearless. I have so many good memories and funny stories with these ladies it's really incredible. I can't wait to see where life takes us next.

Photo Credit: Kristen Sigler
I am grateful for my local BFFs. Without them, I wouldn't know the joys of wine, have workout and MyFitness Pal buddies, or nonstop laughter after a hectic teacher/graduate day. It is always good times with these too. They are not afraid to cook for me or invite me over even with a baby in tow. Heck they don't even mind coming to me--my kind of peeps cause the mommy struggle is real.

Lastly, I am grateful for my mommy friends. They have given me simple advice and words of wisdom that have helped me navigate the chaotic life of a mom/working mom. From beauty tips that help me take better care of myself to simply sharing stories of baby craziness and moments of joy. I am grateful for this circle.

I am grateful for many people in my life too but these ladies…simply the best. It's great to have friends that love you unconditionally and love Jesus too. Onward and upward ladies!

Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. -Proverbs 27:17

1 comment:

  1. Ruth is such a great example of the power of female friendship,with it she got her Boaz! It's awesome as you get older how God can bless you with different circle of friends to help you in different ways! I am beyond thankful for the friendship I have with women like yourself who are committed to helping each of us Get Lifted!