Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful for Girlfriends {Bigger Picture Moments}

I have sisters, but we don’t have the storybook relationship people expect when you say you have sisters.

I haven’t always liked girls

But I have a core group of girlfriends that I am ever so thankful for. 

We meet in college. Some of us lived together some of us lived near each other. We were from small towns, capitals and the big city. We were as different as peanut butter and jelly but when combined it was something special. 

We have been through all the ups and downs of college. The bad choices in fashion, boys, and libations. The long nights, the early morning, the crammed dorms, the beautiful campus. 

We have been through countless boyfriends, four marriages,  12 pregnancies, 9 babies. 

They have become family.

We only see each other a few times a year but it’s always like we’ve been together the whole time. 

Time can pass, words can be sparse but we are always there for each other. 
I am thankful for them. 
For their families that make the long journey’s so we can all celebrate together. 
For husbands who allow us weekends away and grace when we are together. Giggly and silly and “oh honey can you help that kid” with the look (you know “the look”) that says I am not giving up this conversation so you better get over there. 
Thankful for the time we will get to spend together this week. 

Good friends, piles of kids, warm food, full hearts. 


What are you thankful for this week?

Reflect on the blessings that were apparent to you this week

Harvest them!
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Robin said...

I love how you are not only thankful for the friends, but the families of those friends, the husbands that make your get-togethers possible, etc. What a truly thankful heart. :)

Barbara said...

Such a great reminder for all the things we need to be thankful for!

Hyacynth said...

Have SO much fun!!! :)

Lindy said...

I feel like I could say those same things. The pictures capture a lot!

Stephanie said...

What fun! I don't know how I could have made it through the past two years without the blessing of sweet sister-friends. Friends really are a blessing from the Lord.

May said...

Those photos are destined to become lifelong treasures!

Alita said...

ENJOY!!!! Girlfriends, the ones that are more like family, are the ones that make life a little more spicy and fun. I love my g-friends. I know that you will have a blast.


Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Girlfriends are the best! And I think it's so awesome you all did these photos together!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Girlfriends are the best! And I think it's so awesome you all did these photos together!

Ginny Marie said...

Girlfriends are awesome! How neat that you four have done more than kept in touch and are able to get together. That's definitely something to be thankful for!

ballast photography said...

I love the photos and the sentiment. Friends like yours are a true blessing! I hope you have a great time. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day :)I love Bigger Picture Moments and I'll be participating--and reading-- more often!