Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why I Don't have a Best Friend {A Response}

{This is a response to a post written about best friends. I would encourage you to read the post so you can better understand my words.} 

I echo Cassidy's words in several ways.

What can I say? Some days I consider her my friend.. 

I moved to Alabama when I was 5 and had to start over in the friendship area.

After a year of living here, I thought I had found a new best friend. But, my 6 year old little heart was torn in two when that girl became best friends with someone else.

I was hurt and devastated.

The same thing happened in 5th grade.

I befriended this girl in my homeschool group and we started hanging out all the time.

"Yes, I finally found her," I thought to myself.

We went to the mall and got our ears pierced together, we talked countless hours on the phone, and we even spent several nights sleeping over at each other's house.

Then, she left me two years later.

Again, devastated and heartbroken.

So, in middle school, I determined I wasn't going leave people out. I was going to become friends with everyone.

Essentially, I had come to the realization that I was not going to have a "best friend" and quit trying to find one.

Like Cassidy said"I have several close friends. All bring their unique perspectives, encouraging words and wisdom to my life. I have some friends I talk to about music, some about [school], some about [guys] and with [all of them], we talk about Jesus. I love them all. And on some days I need more of one than the other."

Thankfully, I have a group a friends that do just that for me.

Several of them live across the country and some live within my own county.

In summary,

I'm thankful that I didn't limit myself to one person or one clique of friends. 

I'm thankful I stepped out and sought to find friends that encouraged me in my walk with Christ. 

I'm thankful that the LORD led me to form friendships that ultimately, point to Him. 

So, don't worry if you don't have a best friend. Be thankful for the ones you have right now. :)

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Do you have any thoughts to add on this subject of best friends? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

1 comment:

Cassidy Robinson said...

Aww this is such a great post!! Thank you so much for sharing your story as well! I'm thankful God used it to encourage you. Keep loving people and making wonderful friendships!! :)