When I was growing up, I wasn't part of a popular group. I didn't have a big group of friends, either. I had one or two good friends throughout different points of my life. In my second year of college, I met some amazing women, that I now consider my sisters. Two of the women in my life, I consider them as my moms.
I have talked on my blog about my friends and how wonderful they are. I can finally show you all a picture of the amazing ladies that I share life with.
Rob and I live two and a half hours from my family and I definitely miss my family. Our big group of friends, I consider them my family, too. We all live in the same area, which makes for meeting once a week such an amazing time. I know I have thanked my friends for this but I just can't thank them enough for how willing they are to drop what they are doing to help out. When Rob's dad died in December many of the ladies in the picture above, stopped what they were doing and came to help me while Rob was away for a few days. I had just had a csection and had one older son who was not traveling with Rob. I couldn't lift my one year old. I couldn't drive. I couldn't get groceries. The ladies that helped me went above and beyond and I am so thankful I have them as friends and as sisters.
The picture was taken yesterday because all of the guys in our group helped to cook a dinner for us. The dinner was also kid free and the guys took care of the kids. The guys in our group are amazing men that take care of us ladies. They are godly fathers, husbands, uncles, and sons. I am thankful that we have the amazing men in our lives. Many of them, just like the ladies, will drop what they are doing to help when needed.
I see people that wish they had friends like these. I am blessed that our group of friends is close knit and willing to do things for one another. This is what lifelong friendship looks like. This is what God had in mind for fellowship. I know with my friends close by that I am never alone in situations. I am never alone on this journey.
My friends challenge me to be a better woman. They challenge me to be a better mother, a better wife, and a better friend. They challenge me to be better spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I really don't know where I would be without my group of friends. To my friends, I love you all. Thank you, for all that you do for my family and I.
There are no other people that I can imagine doing life with. They are with me on my journey. We have a lot of faith, a lot of hope, and a lot of love!