Thursday, April 25, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: "Friend"


Yet another Five-Minute Friday link up!  Forgive me if it sounds like mush, I've been writing a term paper this week and my brain is rather like smashed potatoes right now...

I’ve prayed for you since I was in the fifth grade; feeling out of place and awkward, feeling misunderstood and weak.  I prayed for a spouse, yes, but I also prayed for you, sweet friend, sister in Christ. 

My heart ached for that one who I could share laughter of ridiculous things, share embarrassing moments without fear, share the kind of prayers that can only take place between friends.

Tears, joy, goofy, nerdy excitement!

I prayed for you and God said “yes”.  How many times has He said “no”?  How many times have I not understood?  His promises are great, His gifts are kind, and He gave me you as a friend.

Like a missing half of a whole, the second puzzle piece, you are often the mouth of God to me, speaking His truth in love and mercy.

Shared tears, shared joys…shared wine! 

How can I tell you what you mean to me?  How many wounds your friendship has healed?  How happy I am to have been blessed with you. 

Sweet friend, how I cherish your wise words, your brutal honesty, your inappropriate jokes that always make me laugh on a cruddy day. 

Thank you.  That’s all I can really say.

Five Minute Friday

14 comments:

Mel said...

Friendship is truly a blessing...it always amazes me that He gives exactly who we need. Thanks for sharing today. Happy Friday, friend! :)

Anna R. said...

I love this!! I want to be that friend. I want to have that friend.

Lovely piece =)

Paula said...

Honesty seems to be the true mark of a good friendship!

Megan Eccles said...

I have a friend who is exactly this person for me. You made me smile!

Denise said...

Sweet, sweet post.

strivenot.com said...

A gift made all the sweeter by the journey of longing and asking. Beautiful!

strivenot.com said...

A gift cherished all the more because of the longing and asking leading up to it. Beautiful

Tam said...

Nothing more rare and beautiful than a best friend like that.

Tresta Payne said...

I'm smiling! Such grace, that He gives us people to walk with and laugh with. Thanks for sharing.

Amy C said...

I love it. Just reading your post filled my heart with such joy. I'm a firm believer that God doesn't necessarily say "no" so much as he says "Not this. Not this way. Not yet." But when He says "Yes", it's always the perfect fit!

Positively Alene said...

The gift of friendship is priceless. Thanks for sharing beautiful words.

Janice Trinh said...

Oh how wonderful. I want to have a friend like that too. This makes me miss my RL friends - haven't really had a real friend since college days. You know what happens when you get married first and have kids? Your friends all seem to continue on their vacation-of-a-life and you start on a job-that-lasts-a-lifetime! I want a friend like that too.

Brie said...

This was perfectly said. What a blessing you have in a friend like that!

Our Stories God's Glory said...

Yes...you've describe true friendship!