Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The sweet fragrance of a girlfriend!

What is a girlfriend? It is someone you are free to share one's feelings, affection, sympathy, empathy, honesty, mutual understanding, compassion, enjoyment of each other's company, trust, forgiveness, and the ability to be oneself. True friends are always "there for you" in the good times and the bad. As I have become older my friendships have become "sweeter", taking on richer qualities, and I'm more aware of their importance, rather their absolute necessity, in my life! If I were to picture a girlfriend I would see a rose. A rose is beautiful inside and out with layers of delicate petals that slowly open to reveal the precious inner radiance. As friendships deepen hearts open to a willingness to challenge and sacrifice for one's friends. Jesus is our ultimate example of the perfect friendship. He sacrificed his life in order to establish a friendship relationship with each of us. Oh, how wonderful to have earthly friends that join hands with Jesus! As I write this I am inspired by my girlfriends, (you know who are!)! I am humbled that you would call me your friend. Thank-you, Jesus, for my girlfriends and please bless them so they can glorify You!

A recent week-end spent with two high school girlfriends!