THICK AND THIN……NO PUN INTENDED……

There are friends and there are friends. The ones that stay with you through thick and thin. Through the test of times. Ups and downs….ok, enough catchy little phrases but friends forever.

Friends that years ago would collect all of the unused bottles of water to save some money once we get back to the hotel after the conference….yes, my cootie fetish was going bonkers and I couldn’t enjoy their savings but ….I had to post our pretty outfits and just by chance left me out of the picture (hee hee)

They were doing this all while wearing stylish lime green capris and black capris with big white flowers…..oh, so such stylish friends ; ) Mine were blue with white checks by the way, so they were not alone in their stylishness……….What were we thinking with our loud capris by the way? Thinking they would draw attention AWAY from our hineys?

And there are friends, that out of the blue you can call each other and say……Hey! “Chick-fil-A is calling for an all nighter and we will get a free years worth of chick-fil-A sandwiches if we can do it ” and you all frantically grab a pup tent…..some movies and get together to spend the night in their packed parking lot waiting for your years worth of coupons!

We will not sleep a wink…but we would laugh, joke, hula hoop and maybe even cry……….and we will have the night of our lives and a memory forever…..but not because of what we achieved in coupons but what we gained in drawing even closer.

Friends that were there when I dropped my baby girl off to college for the first time and felt as if a part of me was ripped out……they were there……..quiet……….supportive…not wanting me alone…..and just letting me know…….I’m here………we’ll get through this together…….

Friends that can come and chat, even if it has been a month and you can take off where you were last talking and laugh until your sides hurt…..cry until you are tearless…..be excited for each other with good news……and lean on each other when it is rough.

It has been years with “Fancy Feet” and “BFF“, my two best friends…………and I cannot imagine a future without them. We have been through so many things together………..and I know that it has only drawn us closer.

I only hope that I can be the friend to them that they have been to me.

We pray for each others children. Each others relationships…………..and most of all we love each other even when we make mistakes. One may quietly help the other get back up……..brush them off……….then put salve on our wounds and say…..
“Here, we’ll walk with you a bit”……”lean on us”…….”might be a tough walk but we can get through together“………

For your friendship to me, I thank you.

It has been a long walk for each of us…..many tears…..many many laughs……..but most of all a desire within us all to grow not only closer to each other but closer to Christ. May that be honored and as we draw even closer be cultivated and grow.

May I truly show you the love that Christ loves me with…….unconditional………..complete love ………and full of grace.

I am your friend and I am honored you guys are mine……….through thick and thin……literally and figuratively.
; )

I love you both,

Love,

Me

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