I’m a list person. I keep lists of to dos, projects, phrases I like, prayer requests, and basically anything that can be formatted with bullet points. I found an old journal recently that had lists of prayer requests and dorm room necessities (random grouping, I know). Re reading those lists of prayers and seeing the word “girlfriends” over and over again brought tears to my eyes because this is a prayer God has answered ten fold. I remember feverently praying during the summer before my freshman year of college that God would place a group of girls in my life. I prayed for inclusive, loving, silly, crazy, Jesus loving, fabulous friends. During this time, I was very nervous to be starting fresh, but knew that God would place those people in my life.
I’d like to take a minute to (virtually) pop a bottle of champagne, raise a glass to all my gal pals, and thank them for being the ABSOLUTE best.
Let’s continue with my list making tendencies, shall we?
Thank you for….
- Encouraging my creative endeavors (especially this flower thing!!)
- Loving me for me
- Bachelor Nights
- Being vulnerable
- Always listening to me
- Laughing at my jokes
- Thursdays at Marie’s
- Making me (literally) dance through break ups
- Supporting my Chic fil a habit
- Group Messages
- Weekend trips
- Letting me borrow your clothes
- Keeping secrets
- Sonic runs
- Car Jams
- Radiating joy
There are so many amazing women in my life that inspire me to be the best friend I could possibly be. I continue to choose to pour into these people. God continues to exceed my expectations in this area of my life. The friends he’s given me are a constant testament to his plan being the best. A lesson I feel like I’m constantly learning is that God’s timing is better than mine will ever be. So whenever I get discouraged or frustrated about where I’m at, I remember my girls and how they’re living proof of God’s perfect plan.
Be intentional with those people that pour into you. Thank them. Let them know how you feel!