Saturday, November 5, 2011

So...My Friends

Today I am thankful for friends.
Well, everyday I'm thankful for friends.

I didn't realize how important friends were until I became a wife and mother. I've always been the independent type - don't really like to lean on others for support. I've always liked for things I did to be my own idea, or my own accomplishment. I've always liked to do my own thing in my own way and not have to check in with anyone. I've always preferred to be a leader, not a follower.

Growing up is humbling me.

I've discovered that no matter how I like things to be, no matter how independent I want to be (or think I am) I need others. I need support. I need help. I need to not feel alone. I need to feel understood, to feel appreciated, to feel important. I need friends. Close friends.

It wasn't until I became a mother that I realized how much I needed friends. I mean, I always had friends, but I never quite felt like I needed them, or needed to be close with them. When I became a mother, I found myself needing women in my life that I could relate to. Women that I could talk to about things that were meaningful to me and to them. Friends that I could depend on. Friends that could help uplift me. Women that understood the emotions I was struggling with and could support me through difficult times. Women that could show me unconditional love and patience. And that I could do the same for them.

Being a grown up is hard. Becoming a wife and a mother at such a young age, I had to grow up very quickly. There have been lots of things I have learned in the process - about myself, about others, and about life - and there are struggles I have faced along the way. Having good friends has made such a huge impact on who I've become and who I'm striving to be. I learn so much from the wonderful women in my life that I am blessed to call my friends.

And I truly believe that the Lord answers our prayers, and shows us His love, through the people that are in our lives. Especially our friends. may also like:
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1 comment:

Christina said...

I can so relate to this. Friendships in this stage of life are essential and so appreciated. Thanks for sharing your great perspective. I'm loving having your blog back. And congratulations on your baby boy on the way!