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
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
Letting me borrow your clothes
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!