Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thankful.

This crazy season for my little family has made me more thankful than ever for all of the good things in our life. It's easy to get swept away in self pity at times but I quickly remind myself that our blessings far outweigh the trials and challenges we've faced. I am pretty sure that y'all already know how much I love my husband, babies and our families, so I'm not going to beat a dead horse, but today I want to talk about true friendship.
 
During the past four weeks I've spent the majority of my time laying in bed or snuggled up on the couch. During these beautiful, quiet days void of bottles, tantrums, diaper changes and sippy cup refills, I've had the rare opportunity to connect (uninterrupted) with friends...and it has been so good for my soul. It is in these sweet moments that I'm reminded of how important it is to be there for each other no matter how busy our lives get. I am the first to admit that I allow motherhood to consume me at times and unintentionally let my friends fall down my priority list, which is why I'm so thankful that these divine friendships are so full of grace and love.

You know what kind of friendship I'm talking about. These are the friends you don't tidy your house or change out of pajamas for. You feel safe to swap prayer requests and parenting fails. And you definitely don't have to pretend to have it all together.

I'm also thankful a thousand times over for these remarkable women who have been such a light to our little ones. I know you don't even think twice about it, but they've noticed all the times you've stopped by to check on me, brought me pillows, cardigans, groceries and hair ties during my recovery, you've picked them up from daycare and surprised them with play dates, you've spent your precious free time playing, bathing, feeding and putting them to bed, you've brought them gifts to distract them from the days I was too weak to play with them, your cards are taped to our fridge, your lasagna is on our dinner table and through all of these things they are learning the true meaning of friendship.

You all know who you are and I don't tell you nearly enough how much my family and I love you!
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11 comments:

  1. So beautiful and so true. Sounds like you are surrounded with gracious arms and giving souls - a testament to the type of friend you are I'm sure!

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  2. This is an amazing post. True friends are such an incredible blessing and gift. Your post reminds me I need to be more openly thankful for the amazing women in my own life. I'm so glad you have your "people" here to support you.

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  3. Such a lovely, heartfelt post x

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  4. Christina that quote is just beautiful! And friends really are so important!

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  5. Literally crying at my desk! You and your family are so dearly loved! Love you, friend!

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  6. You hold such grace and write with such beauty. Truly an inspiring women.

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  7. Friendships are so wonderful for so many reasons! I love that quote you included

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  8. Nice pic :)
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  9. Well said. Don't know what I would do without my friends. I also love that with old friends, you never have to explain yourself. They already know you well enough to just know whatever is going on.

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  10. Wow, this was so beautiful. Just a reminder that having good friends like these is a testament to the special friend that you are to them. I am often amazing, and sometimes a little sad, at how the difficult times bring out true friends! Wish we lived closer because you definitely sound like one of the true friends x

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