Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BUILD 'EM UP - Friendships

Today I am doing a link up with these fun blogger's.  Each Tuesday they write post that will build each other up.  Today is on Friendship.  

I truly believe that you need your girlfriends.  It seems that friends came in and out of your life depending on the season that you are in.  Except its so important to have those true friends we can tell anything to.

I am so lucky to have my small group.  I would say these ladies are true friends.  We laugh together and cry together. We try to hold each other accountable. We are trying to be Godly women.  We are trying to raise our children in the Christian faith.  I would encourage you in you do go to church get involved in a small group.  Find people that are like you and believe in what you are trying to accomplish.

I also have Kerry who my first year at Franklin was doing her student teaching and then was hired on the next year.  We became roommates.  Taught and lived many years together.  Cried in our living room over the The Columbine High School massacre that was a school shooting which occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine.

We now have children her daughter and Ashley are close in age.  In March she just had a baby boy.  Our friendship is going on 16 years we may not live in the same town and Kerry may not be into texting but we still can pick up the phone and it seems like we are still teaching in the same building.

I also think a important friendship is your family.  I am so blessed to have a very close relationship with my family.  I have said for many years my mom is my best friend.  Growing up she did not act like my friend she was my mom.  Except now I could say we are friends.  If you don't have a close relationship with your family I would try and reach out to them. ( that would be my aunt trying to get in the picture)



Jennifer said...

You are completely right about your family. That relationship is so important, love the wisdom you shared. Thanks for sharing and for linking up!

Courtney DeFeo at Lil Light O' Mine said...

thanks so much for linking up. loved seeing the photos of everyone.