Thankful no.19 Forever Friends

If you are a girl you've been there. You've had friends that you thought would be forever friends and it turned out to be different. There was hurt, there was confusion and it was over.

We've all had that disappointment. But that disappointment makes this next friend so much sweeter.

I am overwhelmed with thankfulness today for my forever friends.
Some I talk to every day. Some I talk to once a year.
Some we have everything in common. Some we couldn't be more different.

I am thankful for girlfriends who laugh at themselves and me. Because I really like to laugh. And I love it when we don't take life to seriously.

I am thankful for girlfriends who aren't afraid of conflict. Who don't see it as drama, but see it is a chance for growth for both of us. Who don't run away or avoid the situation when it comes up. And when we've made it through that, oh it is so sweet.

I am thankful for girlfriends who see who I could be and believe in that and push me towards that.

I am thankful for girlfriends who I can trust. Knowing what I say to them is in confidence. Not because it's gossip (they'd call me on that). But because it is something personal.

I am thankful for girlfriends who pursue fulfilling their true identity in Jesus. When I look at them and the way they live their lives it inspires me to keep fighting too.

I am thankful for girlfriends who insist on the friendship being two ways. I am a master at turning the conversation back around so I don't have to talk about me. And I love those girlfriends who don't let me get away with it. 

I am thankful for girlfriends who aren't trying to be something they aren't. Pretension is my biggest pet peeve. So I love seeing the tears, the dirty dishes, the 4 day old hair, the screaming baby... because some days we are just a mess.

I could go on and on.

So if you are one of those girlfriends for me, and you know who you are, thank you. I love you so. Truly I could've gone on and on.

What are you thankful for in your girlfriends?

Past blogs with the Thankful Series: 
30 Days of Thankfulness... Starting Now