They're a blessing from God. I know you probably get tired of reading that...but they are. I haven't always made friends easily. I was always shy in high school and I didn't like most of the girls. (I said "most", not "all".) I don't really know when that changed, but my shyness disappeared, and all of a sudden I was outgoing.
Not crazy outgoing, but a lot more than I used to be. :) I still hate to stand in front of a group, and I still consider myself to be on the reserved side of things, but I'm not shy anymore.
Back to friends...I love the ones that God has placed in my life. They're the "iron sharpens iron" kind of friends. I'm fortunate to be able to either see them or at least talk to them on a regular basis. I know this is something a lot of women struggle with...finding a special friend you can be yourself with. Trust me when I say that I do not take them for granted. I always thank God for them...and for the reasons he brought them into my life.
That being said...I'm looking forward to this morning when my best friend comes and haves breakfast with me. I've known this sweet girl since we were in 7th or 8th grade. I love the time we have together...and it might not be all too often that we see each other, but we always pick right back up where we left off. And the hour and a half we have together feels more like 5 minutes. I could talk to her all day.
If you're reading this and you've got some special women in your life, thank God for them. And remember:
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13