Friends are one of the greatest blessings that God gives us, but will they really be our best friends forever? Unfortunately, not always. As time goes on, we change, we start setting goals, go off to college, start a career, get married, have a family, ect. And sometimes we, or our friends, drift away, and well, that’s that. However, there are some people in our lives that, even though we may not necessarily recognize them as our BFFs, are the friends that will always be there for us; no matter what…
Over the last year, I have found my relationship with my Mom changing. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, or maybe I just never noticed it before; but it’s pretty awesome. A few months ago, I told my Mom all about my crush. Yep. You guys probably think I’m pretty crazy, huh? 😀 Well, to be honest, I was SCARED TO DEATH(which is fairly common, I would think ;D)! I knew that she wouldn’t tease me, but I DID NOT expect her to react the way she did. She told me “I feel like a giddy girl again!”, and at that moment she seemed more like one of my besties than a mom! 😀 The point here is, I think so often we think that our parents have forgotten what it feels like to be a teen; but surprise! They DO understand, and they have SO much wisdom to pass on to us! Knowing that my Mom understood me helped me feel as if the bridge of our mother/daughter relationship had been made stronger. I know that whatever happens, my Mom will ALWAYS be here to listen to me, give me advice, and love me for just, well, being me. And your’s will, too. 🙂
My Dad is one of those people who can be quiet and serious one minute, and then dancing to a Toby Mac song the next! 😀 He loves to make me smile and laugh. But also over the last year, I’ve realized something; my Dad has so much confidence in me. Whenever I doubt if I can do something, my Dad will tell me that I can. He listens to me when I play the piano, watches me and my siblings play sports, and is interested in what I’m reading or writing, or even what I’m looking at. My parents are definitely my biggest fans, and they believe that if it’s the Lord’s will for me, I can do anything that I set my mind to. So when you want to know that you’re beautiful, want a bear hug, want to goof off, or want a confidence boost; run to Daddy(even when you’re 30 :P)! He’ll ALWAYS be there to encourage and protect you. 🙂
SIBLINGS?!?!!?!! THOSE LITTLE BALLS OF TROUBLE!?!?! OR THOSE DEMANDING “FIRST BORNS”!?!?!! SERIOUSLY!?!?!! Seriously. I know sometimes it can be REALLY hard to be a big or little sister, or maybe you’re both. But despite the fact that they may not always understand the meaning of “personal space”, they’ve always been there for you. When you’re bored, they’re the ones that bring out the baseballs. When you’re lonely, they drive it out of you by pestering non stop for the next hour. When you want to get in a little trouble, they’re the ones you play ruff with. And when you want to make some noise, they’re the ones that bring out the instruments, start the singing, or dance around the room. You’re most competitive when they’re around, and it sometimes gets a little out of hand. But hey, they’re your siblings, and while you don’t always “like” them, you’ll always love em’; and they’ll ALWAYS love you!! 🙂
And lastly, but most importantly, God. He’ll never leave you or forsake you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. He has a plan for you. He DIED FOR YOU. When you see wounded, He sees mended. When you see flaws, He sees perfection. You can know that, because of Him, life has such a meaningful purpose. He’ll never lift His hedge of protection from around you. You can know that you’re never alone. You can know that when you need someone to talk to, He’s always there with a listening ear. You can know that whatever you do, He will always love you with an unending love. He’ll never give you more than you can take. You are worth more than gold. You can know that all things work together for good, to them that love Him. And SO many more things that it would take me most of eternity to write them all here.
God is, and ALWAYS will be your BEST FRIEND, and He loves you SO, SO, SO, SO, SO, SO, MUCH!! 😀 😀 😀 Never forget that!
1 John 3:1
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
King James Version (KJV)
Good night, all!