Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Girlfriends

Alrighty, here's the skinny...the 3 chix and a group of girlfriends headed to the beautiful Gulf Coast this past weekend for some much needed R and R. It was glorious! Our conversations were varied...deep and trite...funny and serious...high school and marriage...spiritual and secular...a lot about gardening...and for some reason we even talked about the Myers Briggs Personality test (and some even took it on the lap top)...Nerdy??? Ummm...yes, but we love it!!! We spent hours on the beach, some (well really one) swam in the freezing cold waters and others huddled under hooded sweatshirts, sunglasses and beach towels, looking very Unabomber-ish! And those wonderful girlfriend conversations that make you laugh so hard you're crying or cry so hard you just have to laugh! We held hands in a circle, looking at God's amazing creation, and went from speechlessness to prayer.

I am so thankful for my girlfriends...All of them ~ the ones that went on this trip and the many more that didn't. So let's give it up for Girlfriends ~ who let us laugh and cry and be ourselves! Who love us desite our faults! Who eat fried seafood with us while talking about dieting and exercising! Who'll drive way out of the way for frozen custard! Who'll complain about their husband's snoring, but never yours! Who would have never been your friend in High School, but find an intimate connection with you as an adult. Who'll still play beauty parlor with you ~ telling you how wonderful your anti-aging skin products are working and will straighten your humidity curled hair and paint your toenails! Who'll call you up because their Bible study is so moving, they just need to tell someone. And the ones who make you cry just by looking at you, because they understand you. The lifelong friends, the brand-new friends...God has brought them all into your life for such a specific purpose...what a blessing you are to me, and to each other!

"Anyone who says that they don't need a girlfriend just hasn't found a good one yet!"

~J
(ENFJ)

...and a special shout-out to my girlfriend, Amy O. in Monkeytown! Thanks for the pressure to blog again!!! I love you!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"And those wonderful girlfriend conversations that make you laugh so hard you're crying or cry so hard you just have to laugh!"

..."the ones who can make you cry just by looking at you, because they understand you"

That is so true!! I love my girlfriends. I had one, my ex college roomie, spend the weekend with me this weekend. When I picked her up at the airport Friday night, we both cried because we were so happy to see each other. Back at my place, we sat up until 3AM Saturday talking, laughing our heads off, and crying our eyes out about everything under the sun. Talking, crying, hugging each other, it was great. We finally cried ourselves to sleep in each other's arms at about 3AM. Now that's friendship!! Saturday we did some shopping, a lot more talking and laughing, and a little more crying. Sunday, we both cried all through church, not uncommon for me though. Then Sunday evening when I had to take her back to the airport, I had to pull the car over driving home I was crying so hard. It's nice to love and be loved by such special friends!!

Stephanie

Anonymous said...

I love having friends I can open up and just cry my heart out when I need to and know that they will be there to comfort me and dry my tears!! And sometimes even cry right along with me. That's the best!

Mandy

Anonymous said...

Friends are friends forever if the Lord's the lord of them... Is that Michael W. Smith or Phi Mu pref?

Lisa said...

Love you my friend!!

Anonymous said...

Okay seriously..I'm crying...again! Love you all so much!

Marty

Pia said...

You are precious Jenny poo.

Hearing the Phi Mu song makes me want to go get my dress out of the closet. I'm having a moment.

Marty - I need to be around you more often. You make me smile.

Matthew just asked me if I had a bunch of friends - that would be a yes. He is telling me all of his friends names and if they are 'nice' or 'not nice' :)

Lisa said...

Let it be noted that it is not me making Marty cry this time. I'm just sayin'.....

PHH said...

Well said, J! God has truly blessed me with amazing friends! Love you guys!

Just Us Chix said...

Just the phrase "Girlfriend" makes me happy. It's very special. God knew to make me a girl because I love everything about it... down to painting toenails and straightening hair! Love you! ESFJ

Just Us Chix said...

Just the phrase "Girlfriend" makes me happy. It's very special. God knew to make me a girl because I love everything about it... down to painting toenails and straightening hair! Love you! ESFJ

Anonymous said...

i am wondering if any of those conversations pertained to facebook... go ahead j, do it!