It’s That Time Again!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found over the decades that some of the best friends I can have are those who know me best, knew me when I wasn’t as lovable as I am now, and still love me anyway. They love me, and one another, enough to travel long distances to see one another again.

Do you have friends like that in your life? Friends that, in a way, have actually been family to you? Of course, for me, that’s very important, because I’m an only child with no children. Most of the kids I grew up with had large farm families, and they still included me in their lives.

It’s time for us to have our annual weekend retreat, and the texts are increasing, emails flying, as we plan for more friends this year. I don’t have any idea how many will end up coming, but I know it will be amazing even if there are the original five.

If you do have friends like this, have you reached out to them in a while? Maybe send them a text, or a card, or email. Maybe–gasp!–give them a phone call.

I see these friends as part of the foundation of my life. Their acceptance means more to me than I can say, and I happen to know that my acceptance means a lot to them, too. I thank God for these friends. I hope you have friends for whom you can also thank God.

Have a wonderful weekend. I know I will!


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We love to hike, we love to read, and we love to write. We are active in a small house church that recently moved into a building that was once a parts store, so life is fun and exciting for us.
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6 Responses to It’s That Time Again!

  1. Tina says:

    Yep, actually I think all of my friends are family to me. I never had any children of my own, so I guess my friends became the family that I care for. 😊 Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I enjoyed your post.


  2. Thank you, Tina. We who have had no children need an outlet for our love. So glad we can find that in friends!


  3. That’s wonderful! Have lots of fun! I don’t really have that kind of friendship with anyone. However, it is partly my own fault because I am too introverted. But I do believe one day God will bring friendships like this into my life! ❣️


  4. Bridget, how wonderful it would be for some of us on Christiansread to meet up and become friends. I think you’d be a great friend to have. I, too, am an introvert. So are several of the friends I’m meeting with this weekend. Not all. One of them is the most extraverted person I’ve ever known in my life, and she helped me out of my shell when we were kids in school. It takes all kinds, and all kinds can become the best of friends.

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  5. Oh that would be nice if the CR writers could meet up! And I do know what you mean about your extroverted friend. I have noticed that it seems easier for me to open up more around other people who are open. 🤔


  6. Yes, I’m that way, too. I’ve become besties with our pastor’s wife here, who is one of the most outgoing people I know. So very welcoming. She leads a women’s Bible study, and women are so willing to share personal things because she’s open about her life choices. How cool it would be for some of us to get together.

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