We sat down and ordered drinks and chatted life. They talked the boys in their life and I listened and gave my (obviously good since I’m not currently dating) advice and it was nice. It was just friends chatting.
One mentioned a certain fear and the other spoke truth into it. Another brought up another fear and again truth was spoken. She mentioned this and I spoke into it. She mentioned that and she spoke into that too. I spoke of things I was terrified for - callings I am feeling from God, the type that make me weak in the knees and give a stomach aches. The type of things I wrote about yesterday.
And they cheered and spoke truth and listened and loved.
And I noticed.
I recognize how that's what friendship is.
Friendship is the listening and cheering. It's speaking truth into the lies our friends believe and listening silently when they really just need an ear.
Friendship is saying "yes you can" and whispering "maybe you shouldn't”. It's the good and fun and dark and dirty.
Friendship is the sitting beside, standing with, walking alongside, and holding close. It’s the letting go and the saying goodbye.
Friendship is late night runs for bad food, paying too much for a morning mimosa, fitting three on a bed, laughter that hurts. It's the tightest hugs simply because you can.
Some friendships are for such specific seasons and others span seasons on end.
Friendship is many things. It’s living life in community, and I really think that community is how we make it from here to the end.
What does friendship look like to you?