It had been a loooooong time since the four of us had been together in the same room at the same time, and our dear Sam took the initiative to fix that problem. This past Saturday night, we all attended a women's event at Pelham First Baptist Church called Sold Out Sisters. Each table had a theme (ours was orange + purple in true Clemson fashion, of course), and we were served a delicious dinner with yummy dessert that followed. There were a lot of heavy hearts in the room that night, but the presence of the Lord was there, too. It was so much fun to hang out with these girls and to be reminded of both the power of the Gospel + the need for the Gospel, and I really hope it's not another decade before we all hang out again.
Middle school friendships are wacky and weird, as you well know, but these three girls were my friends when I didn't think a soul in the world cared about me. They'll always have a special piece of my heart, and I can assure you that I will never forget how they drew near to me when most others went running. Whether you're in middle school or enjoying life in a retirement home, I believe that friendships are precious tools that God uses to show us how much we mean to Him. May we never lose sight of the beautiful gift of having a friend, and may we also be intentional about always being a friend, too.
"You can't stay in the corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go get them sometimes."
-Winnie the Pooh