|My friend, Barbara, my newly-married friend, Roxanne, and me.|
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are." ~Source Unknown
I almost used a generic "friends" photo for this blog post. And then I thought of all the a-ma-zing friends God has blessed me with and I decided to go with real-life friends, not some strangers in a stock photo. Then my dilemma was deciding what photo to choose ... which friends to feature?
I just came back from my friend, Roxanne's, wedding. Roxanne and I have known each other for at least 20 years. (We met in kindergarten. Yeah, right.) Another forever-friend, Barbara, came to the celebration too.
Friends like Barbara and Roxanne have made such a difference in my life. They've encouraged me through tough times, rejoiced with me, prayed for me when I couldn't, listened, said what needed to be said ... Their complete acceptance of me enables me to be real. No masks. No pretenses. Their friendships are truly gifts that I treasure.
In Your Words: When you stop and think about friends, how have they made a difference in your life? What qualities do you value the most in a friend?
Labels: Beth K. Vogt, friendship, In Others' Words