Saturday, November 30, 2013
Those girls that know you better than you know yourself.
Those girls that you can be brutally honest with.
Those girls that joke about bringing a rifle to your wedding
just encase you change your mind about the guy your marrying.
Those girls that have your back, no matter what, no questions asked.
Those girls that usually take your side but always give you discernment and wisdom,
whether or not its what you want to hear.
Those girls that you laugh the hardest with
and want to hug closest when you need a good cry.
Those girls that know what you are thinking even when you don't say a single word.
Those girls that know every fault in you and love you more because of them.
Those girls that's future children will call you an auntie.
Those girls that will make fools of themselves with you.
Those girls that you actually know undoubtedly will be with you until you the day you die.
Those girls that you bicker with and butt heads with,
only because they are more like sisters than they are like friends.
Those girls that you have gone through the roughest of times with,
those girls that you have hit rock bottom with, weeped on your knees alongside
and prayed your hardest with and for.
Those girls that you have stood next to on their wedding days,
that you have celebrated with at graduations and birthdays,
those girls that you go on errands and spontaneous vacations with,
those girls that you have rejoiced with and cried tears of joy with.
Those girls that make fun of you and tell you when you have food in your teeth.
Those girls that call you when they are by themselves and they're scared of a creepy man nearby.
Those girls that cry when you cry and that bear any burden with you.
Those girls that call you to go get a food their craving and bring you soup when you're sick.
Those girls that will drop anything to be there for you when you need them.
Those girls that just get you, in ways that no one else does.
Those girls that love you well, love you so well that you wonder what you ever did to deserve them.
If there is anything I know about life, it's to keep those girls close. Keep them with you. Call them even when you are overwhelmed with your commitments, your schoolwork, your jobs. Call them even when marriage becomes your priority, call them when life is easy and be the first to call them when life is really hard. Text them Scripture when they need it, pray for them even when they don't ask for it, and tell them you love them often. Thank them often. Thank Jesus often.
One of the best parts about singleness is realizing how important friendship is. One of the best parts about home are these three faces. One of the best parts about life is I have the greatest best friends known to mankind.
I am so thankful.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.