I have always had a friend at every stage of my life. It seems that the stages of my life have been marked by deep & meaningful friendships. The person that I could share & bare my soul. The friend that I could cry & pray together with. So parts of me & my life are known by varied friends.
Yet I have longed for that girlfriend that would know me through all the stages of my life. The one that would be around while we grow old together, remembering..
- our school days
- our graduations
- our weddings
- our child-rearing days
- I want to pull my hair out kind of days
- I have wrinkles & need cream
- our aging parents
- my children are getting married
- help me find a dress for the wedding
- I am aging, will my husband still love me kind of days
You know the friend I am talking about. The one that is always there – through every day, every situation, every tear, every bit of joy & laughter. And yet I have “friends” for stages of my life.
But this morning I realized…..
Lord, You surely did give me a Friend for every stage of my life. This morning my heart is filled with this joy & assurance……
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24 NIV84).