This past weekend showed me something that I never knew I really needed. This weekend I saw 3 of my close friends. All mothers, Godly women, beautiful, strong, all different. I never realized how much I value friendship until this weekend. I didn't realize how hungry I was for "girl time".
Friday night my sister-in-law, Erica, came over with my 2 nephews and niece. She did not come empty handed either... She brought one of God's most precious gifts... BIRTHDAY CAKE! My birthday was on Wednesday and she wanted to celebrate with me. We didn't really have a deep conversation or talk about anything of huge significance but her company was so refreshing.
Saturday, Havah and I visited my dear friend, Anna Laura, who just had her first baby girl. It was so much fun seeing my 5 month old and her 1 month old lay in the floor studying each other. Again no deep conversation or amazingly powerful word from the Lord just spending time enjoying one another.
Sunday, Matt, Havah and I travel to Nashville, TN. Hubby had been invited to speak at a church. An added bonus was our good friends, Michael and Annie, from college were there with their baby girl (Havah and their little one are only 8 days apart.) We spent time relaxing and again enjoying one another.
I never realized that I had such diverse friends but somehow the Lord has woven them into the tapestry of my life so beautifully. They each add a different dynamic to my life. Erica provides a voice of wisdom, laughter, and a "let's just sit and hang out" kind of relationship. She is kind of like the big sister I never had. Anna Laura adds an innocence and inner beauty that shows me the soft, gentle side of the Lord. And Annie contributes a deep longing for the presence of God and desire to spend time with the "Lover of my soul".
It is as if these women cause me to be more complete in who God wants me to be. I think God was also showing me His heart toward me. Maybe He knows what I need even before I do.