I am so thankful right now for the friends God has sent me recently.
It's easy to feel alone when embarking on a new path in life. Relationships change and I just can't go to people that I used to go to for everything because they just won't get it. The closer I get to being married the more complicated I see that it is! I have my sister and my mom, yes. They are blessings and I could not replace them ever. But I also wanted someone outside of my immediate family because really, I think everyone needs one of those people.
My family can attest to the fact the just a few short weeks ago, while in Florida, I was praying for the Lord to send me someone. Now only 4 weeks later I have Kris who I can go to for absolutely anything and we have talked about pretty much everything. Exactly the kind of friend I was praying for. I also have Laura (Kris's younger sister who is my age and is pretty amazing too) who I can call and be like "Yo! We need to go horse back riding!" And she would go.
And one of the things I love about it is its not fake. Its not me trying to impress them or them trying to impress me. Its not dressed up, floofed up with makeup, nice cutting edge style that makes me feel inferior and worldy, no. Its just people being themselves and trying to honor the Lord. I love it. I feel at ease.
Last night I was sitting in the kitchen at Kris' house and realizing that God had answered my prayer. How amazing is that?
So thanks guys, I needed you to come along :)