what does being a best friend look like?
I wasn’t always a fan of having a best friend. to me growing up, it was just a label you put on someone because they were better than another person. I always struggled when I was little (and I still sometimes do) because people weren’t being the “best friend” that I had labeled them. I found myself more and more often asking, “why would she do that? she was supposed to be my best friend!”
then I started telling myself that I wasn’t going to be able to do the whole “best friend thing” because it was just causing me too much stress and I was always changing people’s “friend status”. and, on top of that, the number one qualification for a best friend is that there’s only one, right?
as I’ve gotten older, and as I’ve met more and more girls, I’ve realized that being a best friend is possible. being a best friend is not a label you stick on someone because they’re “the best”. being a best friend is having qualities that build someone up as a woman of God and encourage them in their Faith and in their walk with the Lord.
there are a several girls in my life that are my best friends, and that is because the Lord has placed them there to help me grow in my walk with Him, and to encourage me to be the best young woman I can be.
I don’t really “keep track” of my best friends, but I know if there was a list, it would start with my momma.
she is my number one role model, and I could go on and on about all the reasons she is my best friend… her love for Jesus being the first!
jordyn… you are my best friend!
although you are very far now, you are an amazing role model and a best friend. I’m so happy I was able to build a relationship with you before you left, and I hope we get to see you again soon! I still look up to you, and I so excited for what God is going to do in your life.
hannah, I’m so glad you are my best friend!
I think we both continue to encourage each other in our Trust in the Lord, and I am so happy the Lord has given me a friend to challenge me, and a friend to challenge!
I am so glad the Lord brought us together and that we are best friends! I am so thankful He gave me you to encourage me in my Faith. I love you!
I hope i can encourage these girls and all the many other best friends in my life, just as they have done for me!