Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January Reflections- Friends

Friends: Do you have any 25-year friends in your life? (These are friends you are committed to for the long haul.) What do you do to keep these friendships going?

Friendships are not easy. They are relationships that require work, much like a marriage. Friendships among women are even more difficult, in my experience.

I have a 25-year friend. Her name is Harmony and we have been friends since we were 10. We met in the 6th grade. It was love at first sight with my completely opposite-twin. :)

We have been through good times and bad times. Growing up we both had our share of family troubles, boy troubles, friend troubles, etc. We walked through them together. We were separated by schools in high school, but that didn't stop us from remaining best friends. We have fought hard and loved even harder. We have had very dark days together as each of us has already lost one parent. And we have had awesome days as we both grew to know the Lord.

We are both busy as I have four daughters and she has three sons. And like many 25-year friends, we don't see each other as often as I would like. But I would do anything for her and she for me.

Love you Harm!! And this reminds me that we need to get together for a mexican lunch soon.

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haannelew said...

Romans 12:9-10
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly (or sisterly) love. Honor one another above yourselves."

I have learned over the years what a true friend is... It is someone who lifts you up when you are down. Someone who has more confidence in you than you have in yourself. Someone who knows all of your faults and your shortcomings no matter how hard you try to hide them, and loves you anyway.

Your freindship reminds me that God has loved and cared for me for a very long time. God gave me a best friend who helped me through the hardest years of my child hood, and now a Sister in Christ who I still love snd respect.

Thank you for your kind words I love you and am looking forward to 25 more years of friendship.

Anonymous said...

Although for us, it has only been 15 years so far, you are that for me, my darling friend. What sweet words in her comment to you. I feel the same way!