Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Forever Friends

Have you ever had a friend who touched your life in such a way that you were never the same again? -someone who meant so much to you they felt more like family than a friend....I have. We've all had friends that we connect and share the same interests with, or that we enjoy spending time with because we enjoy their company. But, I'm talking about the kind of friend that challenges you to grow, nurtures your spirit, weathers the storms of life with you, holds you up or even carries you when you feel beaten down and trampled upon- until you can stand on your own again, and celebrates the joys and success in your life. We are lucky if through out our life, we find one true friend. I have been blessed with more than a handful, and I know it's a rare thing. They are the ones who remind me of how real, how powerful and how tender God's love is for me.
Last month, Dawn @ Southern Girly-Girl Raising Three Boys, wrote this beautiful post about her friends. I couldn't help smiling when I read it. It touched my heart and reminded me of how many friends I have to be thankful for. So, I have decided to write a series of posts celebrating the different friendships that have blessed and enriched my life. I am still working on my first post in this series, but it will be up soon. Blessings to all!


Sharon Brumfield said...

I have a friend like that.
And even though she moved away a few years ago--it is still like we live next door when we get on the phone--which we do several times a week. We all need someone who knows our history and yet loves us anyway.

Penless Thoughts said...

I have been blessed with two "forever" friends in my life. One I've known since 6 years old (thats 61 years!!!) and one who I made when I was 19 & she 17 and who died in 1986. We have a couple that we have been friends with for 32 years. I look forward to reading about your special friendships!!!!