Last Week I talked about how thankful I am to have a LIFE FILLED WITH HOPE!
This week, my heart is SWOLLEN with love and thankfulness for my amazingly wonderful FRIENDS!
NOW, it goes without saying, that I AM OVERFLOWING with oodles and oodles of love for family members, and honestly, some of my CLOSEST friends ARE family!! So, I am certainly giving a HUGE shout out to all of the FAM! Mucho Love!!
TODAAAAY, I wanted to focus on those who do not share a "blood bond" or something like that connecting them to me in some way!
I want to talk about my FRIENDS!
There are so many types of people that I adore surrounding me! When I was a kid in school, I was never apart of "clicks" or anything like that! I always felt like I could fit in somehow with every click or type of group. It's kinda the same way now, as an adult!
Do you know what I mean? Is that how it is with you?
I just wanna be buds with the whole world!!
I have some friends that I see ALL the time! Some of them are even more than friends...those who have chosen "Lil ole me" to spiritually mentor them on a weekly basis. SERIOUSLY, that's a HUMONGOUS HONOR and I don't take it lightly!
|Some of the girls from my weekly small group:) I love these chics!|
There are some friends of mine that I have known for so long that I can't even remember how I met some of them! These are the ones that probably have all the "dirt" on me!
|NOT THE BEST PICTURE BUT THESE ARE SOME OLD SCHOOL BUDS!|
Then there are those that I call my "Kindred Spirits"!
|My girl, Kim! She makes me wanna exercise...I said WANT TO...not actually... DO IT! Wish I could see her more...|
|KELLE BELLE!!!!!!! Time with her fills my love tank!|
|Keeley and I go WAAAAY back! I miss her!|
|Technically, these are my adopted parents and sister in |
law but it's impossible to not
include these three people as kindred spirits
(but I get to see them all the time, LUCKY ME)
And I can't forget about my sisters (and brothers too)! These friends are the ones that you may not even have a whole lot of interests in common or even hang out with all the time, but you are teammates, gathered together for the same cause! Just like a team! Siblings in a "real" family are, most often than not, completely different, but there's a bond that ties them together!
Some of the TEAM! There's like 30 more!!
|This is MY "Trace"! She let's me annoy her and she STILL loves me anyway!|
I love, love, love my brand new friends! .....the one's that just popped into my life and I wonder "Where in the heck have YOU been all my life!"
( Bummer, no pics of my new buddies)
I cannot forget about my new bloggy friends! Of course, I don't have any pictures with these new buds, but I am looking forward to the day that I will!
And I can't forget the Hubs!
HE IS THE BEST!
...there's a friend who sticks closer than a brother! Jesus Christ!
He's been the ULTIMATE friend to me! I can't see Him or take pictures with Him, but I have stories about how He has impacted my life!
I'm thinking one day I am going to have to share my "God story" with you!
SIDE NOTE: THERE IS NO WAY THAT I CAN INCLUDE PICTURES OF ALL THE AMAZING FRIENDS IN MY LIFE! These are only just a few....
So, In conclusion, I am so grateful for ALL of the amazing people that God has placed in my life. Through hurts, struggles, good times, and not-so-good times...
TRUE friends will be there,
THROUGH IT ALL!
And for this, I am thankful,