I hope you all have enjoyed these sweet girls sharing their hearts about the different friendships in their lives.
To me, friendship comes so many different ways. I have friends that I laugh with, cry with, shop with, go to sushi with, text funny pictures to, go on dates with, see once a week and see once in awhile. I have learned that my friendships do not have to plentiful for them to be fruitful.
I can't even begin to describe how incredibly important it is to have good, developed friendships. I sincerely believe that God brings the right people into your life for a season or for life. And not all friends are in your life for the same purpose.
My freshman year of college, I went on a retreat with all the women of our college group and one night, the leader talked about us each having "garden friends." This garden would not necessarily be large, but it would be full of women that we could love and trust. Each women that we held close to us would have a different purpose, to encourage us, to be a listener to us, to "do life" with us, to discuss the serious life stuff, and everything else in between.
I am still learning what it means to be a friend and how to be a good friend, but then again, I think that is a lifelong lesson. For me, I want to be a friend that will always be there for them, be trustworthy, know when to have fun and when to console.
I am so blessed to have women (and Gerard!) that are amazing friends and are always there for me whenever I need them.
This week has been a great reminder of what it means to be a friend and what I can do to encourage my friends and remind why we have a special friendship. I hope this was a great reminder for you all too!