Sep 11, 2011

| a few thoughts on friendships

I have been thinking a lot about friendships as of late and thought I would write a small post about it {{although not half as good as the lovely post Miss Moriah had written last month}}.

friendship :: a relationship between friends, a relationship between two or more people who are friends
{{from my Word Processor dictionary}}

 friendship are a delightful relationships and a blessing from the Lord. good, strong friendships are a true gift and rarely found these days.

from my observation, I think the word, "best friend" is taken lightly these days. not in wholesome Christian circles, but from the snippets and glimpses of public school I have experienced, "best friends" are quite rare.

Miss M. wrapped her arm around my shoulder and smiled sweetly. "And we are going to be best friends forever," she cried out. I smiled slightly thinking how interesting it was that she would say that, for we had only been acquainted for a week...

and I haven't heard a word from her to this day. all summer. friendships -er- acquaintances come and go. a young girl who I had met through a reenactment last fall and e-mailed a few times, recently told me that she and her very good friend fought again and decided to "separate" to see how well it went. unfortunately, you see this cycle very often these days.

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

true friendships survive it all. they will love each other through difficulty and hardships and sometimes WILL annoy each other. :) they will comfort each other in hard times and will be supportive of one another with their decisions {even sometimes if they don't agree with it}. a true friend will show himself friendly and stick closer than a brother. 

and that is a wonderful, beautiful gift from God indeed. 


  1. Hard friends are so hard to come by these days... And ones that you know will always be a friend no matter what happens. I luckily have had 3 friends {who happen to all be sister} for going on 7 years, and I still say they are my "bestest friends." And you know what? There has only been one time that I can remember that we were a bit annoyed with each other. Thanks so much for this inspiring post!

  2. This is such a great post, Miss Grace! I have several good, christian friends that I consider my best friends. So far, we have nary a fight, nor even a disagreement(except maybe on schoolwork:) I truly do agree that you must knows someone very well before you can call them a best friend! Thank you so much for this post!

  3. True friends are amazing things! I agree with what you said about "best Friend" being used far too lightly. It always amazes me when people on Facebook or face-to-face say "I miss you" or "I love you" when they hardly even know the person or spent very little time with them! Thank you for this reminder of what true friendships are.

  4. Amazing. I totally agree with you. My cousin and I are what you call ''best friends'' because we know each other inside out, we cry and laugh together, we mourn and rejoice together. We will fight, too, because that's life and frineds, right?
    Thanks for such an inspiring post!

  5. What a lovely post, my dear! Thanks for being such a true best friend, one I know will always be a friend of mine forever! :D How truly blessed I am by the Lord to have such wonderful friends who encourage me in the Lord and in doing His will...there isn't any better friend than that!

  6. @ Emily Ruth

    Although, I do agree with you that it is funny how some young ladies immediately declare {within a few weeks} their online friend is one of their best friends, I know several young ladies who I have "met" through the internet, whom are very very dear to me even though we have never met face-to-face. One of which is Miss Johanna whom I have had the blessed opportunity to meet a few times {post coming soon}. And then there are some young ladies who I have been lettering back and forth for a few months who I feel blessed to call my close sisters in Christ.

    @ Bethany
    Oh, dearest! I feel so blessed to know you as well and to call you my dear friend!

    Blessings, dears!
    Your sister in Christ,

  7. That maybe the cutest picture I have ever seen!!!