I've learned a lot about friendship in my life. Nothing I could easily sum up, necessarily. I've been surprised by friends in good ways and bad ways. I've been without a lot of friends for a period which lasted far too long.
Coming home to Arizona and reuniting with my friends after years of loneliness in Iowa was a gift from God. While away I learned that Jesus is the friend who sticks closer than a brother. He truly is. But I also learned that females, especially, need relationship. We need relationship with other women. I can't tell you how much lighter I feel, encircled by a few close friends. I have coffee friends and card friends. I have deep intellectual friendships and friends that crack me up. And I need all of that. At thirty-two, I am able to see the value in each of these women I give this title to. I can see that they are God-ordained friendships, women to learn from and to share joys and burdens with. Friendship is no small thing. I am so grateful for the people God has chosen to place in my life.
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