What IS friendship exactly?
I say, friendship is what you make of it.
For someone friendship comes in flesh and blood form. For others it’s across miles and oceans and the vastness of cyberspace.
I’ve been blessed beyond measure by friendships and here’s a little about what friendship has been for me….
Friendship is coming alongside someone.
Propping them up when they can’t do it for themselves.
It’s sitting silently while they grieve, holding their hand and just letting them cry.
It’s crying along with them.
Friendship loves you for who you are. Warts and all.
It’s listening. It’s sharing. It’s doing life together.
A friend shows up to your house, comes right on in and knows to step over the pile of shoes at the door.
She pushes aside the pile of unfolded laundry on the couch, sits down and starts helping you fold. (Underwear and all)
She fixes her own glass of tea, and when she can’t find a clean glass she grabs one out of the sink and washes one. Then she washes the rest of them.
This friend can give your kids the stink eye just like she’s their second mama.
She is someone you can call or text at one in the morning.
When you tell her you need prayer she stops right then and prays over you.
She rejoices when you rejoice.
She helps lighten the load that you carry. She helps you bare your burden.
She sends that card just when you needed it most.
She’s your Jonathan.
She’s your Barnabus.
These are the kinds of friends that love your guts!
My inRL friends are priceless, and I thank God for them.
Loving your guts,
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