We had the best girls night with some of our friends a few weekends ago! There really is nothing better than girl talk over queso, am I right?! Meagan & I have been so blessed by this group of ladies. We have shared many laughs, tears, encouragements, & prayers throughout our years of friendship. One of the unique things about this group of ladies is the season of life & how we all became friends. All of hubbies have been best friends since middle/high school. They all went to different colleges, but somehow all ended up in the Boro post graduation. We all celebrated each others weddings together within a span of about 18 months. So fun! Now not only are these people that we enjoy doing stuff as couples with, these 5 ladies are truly some of my best friends. They have been there to hold my hand, point me back to Jesus, be a shoulder to cry on, a source of laughter on the hardest days, and people that celebrate with me! God has blessed me immesasurably with these 5 friendships, and I know they will be lifelong ladies that I do life with.
Once you graduate high school, head into college & life beyond graduation you have to be so much more intentional with cultivating relationships with your friends from high school. Several of my high school besties are still my go-to ladies. We have phone convos, frequent texts, lunch dates, and make plan for visits so that we can stay in contact and in one anothers lives. Those friendships are special because those friends have SOOOO much history with me. Those are the girls that were still my friend when I was in my weird middle school phase, the girls I called when I got asked out for the first time, or who helped me get ready for prom. You can’t replace those sweet memories with those lifelong friends. It also means that when I do get a chance to catch up with those friends, it easy to just leap right into life and share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Those girls get me. They always have & they always will. I am so thankful for those lifelong friendships.
I’ve found that sometimes adult friendships can sometimes be hard. Now that I have a husband, a home, and a job, finding time to develop deep relationships with new friends can be difficult. That’s why I am so thankful for the group of girls pictured above. They make cultivating friendship in this new season of life easy & fun. With these friends our hobbies, passions, and dreams really weren’t the things that drew us together. It was initially our husbands, and the reality that we were all in this same season of early marriage & had no idea what in the world we were doing. So our friendship began to be shaped around pursuing the Lord together! We have done several Bible studies together and we meet regularly (or try to) to pray together. Nothing can really bond you together like praying with and for your fellow believers. It is a joy and honor to share my heart & needs with these ladies and hear them pray for me. It is also a joy and honor for them to share their hearts & needs with me, and to be able to lift them up in prayer. That is community, guys! Doing battle for one another through prayer & being each others mat bearers. There really is no better way to grow your friendship.
I highly encourage you to gather up a group of your friends & find a time to pray together regularly. For us, that’s usually early on Saturday mornings. Not everyone can always come, but we have tried to be intentional about making it a prioity whenever we can. I know you will be amazed at how God grows your friendship through living in community in this way. It has been so encouraging to see that so many of us struggle in the same ways and can encourage each other to keep fighting the good fight!
Also, if you don’t have a group of friends who you can pray with, Meagan & I would LOVE to pray with & for you! We have a tab on our blog called “prayer requests” & if there is something we can be praying for your about or you would want to meet up to pray together, please let us know!
Happy Tuesday, Friends!
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”