Today's Thankful Thursday post is on friendship. For women ,in general, I believe that we need our friends- especially our girlfriends.
But in order to be a true friend, to love unconditionally, we must first have Jesus as our Best Friend. He truly can teach us to love one another, to accept what others can't and to forgive when we've had our hearts broken. So I am truly thankful to my Lord and Savior for loving me and saving me and being my Friend plus so much more.
I am also thankful for the friends and sisters I've made online. Two years ago when we moved here, leaving behind all of my dearest friends(Except my hubby and girls) it was very difficult to begin new relationships. When you've an empty nesert and are retired it is more challenging to connect with others. Thankfully we found some great friends here but in my loneliness I discovered Lynn and Dineen at Spiritually Unequal Marriages and that led me to a host of other blogs. My oldest girl encouraged me to begin a blog; I was skeptical at first because I had seen many self-obsessed MY SPACE pages and I knew that I wanted mine to be about my faith, my family and the daily living on this gal. Through blogland I met an incredible amount of ladies that I now cherish as close friends, I was encouraged in my walk through the Truth I read and my lonliness left. So today I thank you and send you all hugs for writing and reaching out to others.
I am thankful for the friendship of my hubby-it's been a lifelong journey and I'm blessed. I am thankful for the friendship of my girls. I truly believe it was always there but nurtured when we homeschooled and then as they grew, married and became mommas. Such an incredible blessing.
I am thankful for the friends that took hubby golfing yesterday in preparation for the Pro-Am today. What a fun day although the weather resembled the Oregon and Washington coast with damp rain all day; they all had a great time golfing and I loved driving the cart. If my back didn't prohibit golf I might have even wanted to play. I did freeze all day but hubby lovingly bought me a sweatshirt at WalM*rt-otherwise I probably would have stayed in the car for the four hours. We had a wonderful dinner with our friends and hope to eventually go down their direction,to the club they belong to, so they can play and I can enjoy driving the cart-on a sunny day.
I am thankful for the friend who is coming over this morning to pray-what joy to join another before the Throne.
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Be blessed today dear friends,
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