Tuesday, February 28, 2012

the intimate few

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence"

I've been struggling to find something to blog about lately (I'm so boring, I know!). I read this tonight though, and thought it was very blog worthy. Also, during one of our Monday night talks (our weekly facetime date <3) with Hannie this topic actually came up...along with other "life" convo's :) and given my current situation and season of my life, those "intimate few" are the people I trust and appreciate the most.

If you're anything like me, you desire to have those intimate and real relationship with people. You work hard at them. Invest time and energy into creating what you hope will be a forever friendship. Unfortunately though, (if you're anything like m) sometimes those friendships are just...seasonal. fleeting. here one day, and gone the next. I know it can be disappointing; it is to me, anyway. To lose a friend you hoped would last forever.

With all that being said, I also know the joy of having friendships I know will be forever. The thing that lost and disappointing friendships have taught me is to cherish and develop a strong relationship with the intimate few.

So, this blog post is for you...the intimate few. I LOVE you with a passion! I love spending time with you and sharing our life together. I love going on dates with our hubby's. I love going shopping with you. I love knowing if I ever have a problem I can count on you, your encouragement, and your prayers. I love that we can go weeks without talking (we're busy aren't we?), but when we get the chance to talk it is like we didn't miss a day. I love that our friendship comes from the Lord. I love that our friendship has passed the test of time, arguments, and at the current moment-distance. You are so, so, so precious to me.