The Friends We Love

When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, and then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you’re going through things with your man. Another friend is needed when you’re going through things with your mom.  Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.

One friend will say, “Let’s cry together,” another, “Let’s fight together,” another, “Let’s walk away together.”

One friend will meet your spiritual need, another your shoe fetish, another your love for movies, another will be with you in your season of confusion, another will be your clarifier, another the wind beneath your wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion, on whatever the day, or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,  or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself  … those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many, it’s wrapped up in several… one from 7th grade, one from high school, several from the college years, a couple from old jobs, on some days your mother, on some days your neighbor, on others, your sisters, and on some days, your daughters.

So whether they’ve been there 20 minutes or 20 years, you are blessed.   God has placed these women in your life to love, encourage and help you make a difference. ~ Author unknown

The Bible says:

This is how we know what love is, Jesus Christ laid down his life for us, greater love hath no man than this that a man  lays down his friends.  

Where would we be without those dear sisters we call Girlfriends.  The ones we laugh with, cry with, and shop with.  Our mother’s, sisters and friends who encourage, teach, and help us to become better women.  

When I hit a wall, I became overwhelmed, and start looking at all the circumstances and stress in my life, I forgot about all the good things. My cup becomes half-empty, instead of full. As I had time to meditate and look back, I realized how God has led me with His love and faithfulness over the years. Jesus Christ, is my dearest friend, I could not imagine life without his peace, love and protection. He is all I need, He enough.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lovingly, Karan

6 comments on “The Friends We Love

  1. Dianne Herring Stakes

    Karan that was a beautiful blog and I enjoyed it very much. Sometimes we are blessed enough to meet a person who stands out among all the other people as being extremely special who is happy for us at all times. Who cries with us in the sad times and laughs with us in the good. Friendship is a special gift given to us all. I have a lot of acquaintances but very few close friends. The ones that I can count on one hand are the ones God gave me. I am very blessed indeed.

    1. Dianne Herrin Stakes

      My name is Dianne Herrin Stakes

  2. Anita

    Best Girlfriend Comment entry – I have learned over the last couple of years that your Best Girlfriends can be your own age, older then you or younger. Some of my very best Girlfriends could be my mom and I could never live without my Mom.

    1. Karan K. Gleddie

      Hi Anita, your comment is so true, in each season of our lives we make new friends and treasure the our long time ones too. Thank you Karan

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