This has been a busy week. And I've enjoyed it. One thing I found out this week was how grateful I am for good friends (good girl friends!).
A few years ago, I had a friendship that went south. I can't blame the other person totally as I know it takes 2 to make a relationship work. But since that time, I've been very cautious as to who I talk to about my personal life and what I'm going through. I guess you could say I've become a more private person, but I've also not been the happy person that I used to be. I used to be totally outgoing and was friends with everyone. I've been very scared to do that again, because my heart was so hurt last time.
Well, this past week I had some disappointments in my life. They weren't earth shaking or devestating, but they were disappointments none the less and I was pretty stressed out about them. I went to bed on Tuesday night with a headache, (I never have headaches). When I woke up on Wednesday, I could barely open my eyes my headache was so bad. I hated it. I didn't want to move. Well, I finally pulled myself out of bed and got going for the day, but the pain persisted. Late in the afternoon, I received a phonecall from a recent friend. She told me that I had been on her mind and she wanted to check on me to make sure I was ok. What a blessing. I broke down and told her what had been going on this week. She was there for me. She knew what I needed to hear and let me vent. She didn't judge, she didn't think I was totally off the wall, she loved me for who I am. It helped to have someone to talk things over with and to feel safe in doing so. I've missed having a friend to talk to and I really have needed a good girlfriend in my life.
I hope that I can be a friend like this friend has been to me. She was a great example of a Christ-like friend showing Christ-like love. My life has been blessed because of her.
Next day, things were back to normal and I was back at life. Thanks to the stress relief of her friendship!! I am blessed!!