(sent to me by a friend)
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, and
then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if you allow your heart
to open up, God would show you the best in many friends.
One friend’s best is needed when you’re going through things with
children. Another friend’s best is needed when you’re going
through things with your mother. Another when you want to shop,
share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say “let’s pray together”, another “let’s cry together”, another
“let’s fight together”, another “let’s walk away together”.
One friend will meet your spiritual need, another your shoe fetish,
your love for movies, another will be with you in your season of
confusion, another will be your clarifier, another the wind beneath
But whatever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion, on
whatever the day, or where ever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on
and hair pulled back or to hold you back from making a complete fool of
yourself… those are your friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many it’s wrapped up in
several… one from 7th grade, several from high school, several from
college years, a couple from old jobs, several from church, on some
days your mother,
on others your sisters, and on some days it’s the one that you needed
just for that day or week that you needed someone with a fresh
perspective, or the
one who didn’t know all your baggage, or the one who would just listen
judging… those are good best friends.
I thank my girlfriends, those who honor intimacy, those who hold trust, and
those who hold me up when life is just too heavy! The special bond we share is
Thanks for the words we’ve shared. The prayers we’ve sent up. The laughs, the
tears, the phone calls, the emails, the shopping, the movies, the breakfasts,
the lunches, the dinners, the talking, talking, talking and the listening,