Hello! I have a sequel to my friends post, one which I intended on writing way back in the summer...which makes it more of a prequel...
Anyways, these ladies here in the picture have been in my life since childhood. The friendships mentioned in the original post have been forged in adulthood, but there is something unique about maintaining friendships that have managed to withstand the painful adolescent years, early adulthood flux, and have settled into mature, permanent relationships.
In fact, many of the friends I had as a child I don't really keep in contact with, just because life shifts, and time moves on, and so the story goes. I cherish them nonetheless.
These girls and I reconnected (officially) this past summer, and it was like being a carefree youthful girl again, reminiscing with my friends about the old days, talking about the future. It was like not a day had passed by, though it had been years since we all had an opportunity to finally find time to spend together in person, not just via Facebook.
These girls, whom I adore. I've known one since elementary school, the other since high school. Oh, the days spent building backyard forts, tea parties, slumber parties, singing in the chorus of high school plays, dances, graduations...these girls were there.
And I am so thankful they were, and still continue to be. They are wonderful, Godly women. Kind, beautiful, funny, generous...
I thank God for them, for our pasts that He has woven together into the present, and I am sure will continue into the future. Have a beautiful, blessed day, friends! Love you ladies!