New friends …

“You’re blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight. She’s worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary.” Proverbs 3:13Friendship and love

I have a new friend. Her name is Hope, and today she turns eight-years old. Yesterday, I went to her birthday party, and when I arrived she grabbed me and said, “Hi, old friend.” Now, you might not take this as a compliment, but I do, because I have known her for a couple of years, and she has finally accepted me as a friend. A couple of weeks ago I took Hope out for lunch and shopping. While eating, I asked her who her best friends is, and she named a school friend and then said, “But you are my new best old friend.” My heart swelled. I had experienced a breakthrough in our relationship.

It is important to have friends of all ages. One of my dearest friends was Eve who was born the same year as my father. We had many lunches together in her strawberry decorated kitchen around a small round table. I would go to her and seek wisdom in raising my children. She never gave me answers other than, “Just love them, and they will be okay.” Eve passed on a few years ago, and I miss her.

I guess one can’t have enough friends—especially eight-year olds.

Lord, give us wisdom to seek friends who give us energy for life. Amen.

 

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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