A Weeping Christian: When Faith and Grief Collide

A blog by Kimberly Crumby

Five Minute Friday: Friends

I decided to try my hand at five minute Fridays…if you visit Lisa-Jo Baker’s site (you can subscribe via e-mail), you will see that she posts a topic every Friday and encourages all the writers out there to simply write for five minutes. No big planning…no obsession over just the right word choice…no editing…just writing. Some people like me who may or may not have perfectionist tendencies in some areas find this very freeing. So, I’m setting my timer for five minutes…here goes nothin’.

Friends

I have discovered that true friends are indeed priceless.
 

I have never been one of those girls who has a huge group of friends. My calendar is not crammed full with girls nights outs or a million play dates. And I’m ok with that.

One lesson that my grief journey has taught is that there are people who are definitely up for the challenge of walking with me on this winding, twisting road. And there are people who aren’t up for it. In our human flesh it can be easy to let ourselves focus on those who can’t or won’t keep up; however, today I am thanking God that I have been blessed by those who are with me for the long haul.

It is priceless to be able to reveal your true heart…the good, bad, and so-ugly-it-makes-you-wince ugly and still be loved. It is priceless to be able to talk about things that you can’t or won’t discuss with just anyone. It is priceless to have a soft, safe place to land…but to also know that you will receive truth even when it’s hard to hear.

To know that you can trust and be trusted.
 

So, to all of you who have walked with me…or with someone else…thank you. You are priceless indeed.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Friends

  • Amanda MacB says:

    I have found as I have gotten older, I have less friends in number, but more quality in the friends that have stuck by me. It is an incredible gift – true friendship.

    • kimberly.crumby@att.net says:

      I have had that exact same experience. I watched the webcast of inRL last night and thought about how tough it can be to stay in community…but true friendship is so worth it. Thank you for commenting.

  • denise says:

    Wonderful post.

  • Bonnie says:

    Love you so much. Thanks for always being a soft place for me to land. You are amazing.

    • kimberly.crumby@att.net says:

      Your friendship has been such a blessing to me…such a blessing. Love you to pieces.

  • Barbie says:

    Those friends who are willing to walk with us through fire, heartache, sorrow and pain, they are treasures indeed. Blessings!

    • kimberly.crumby@att.net says:

      They are- I appreciate those now rare jewels more than I ever did! Perspective is such a gift. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  • Lisa says:

    Wow! I loved this, Kimberly :) I can definitely relate. True friendship is such a gift! I always love to read your words. Thank you for bearing your soul so beautifully here, dear friend.

    • kimberly.crumby@att.net says:

      You have been such an encouragement to me…let’s be sure and keep up even though our God-sized dream time is technically over. What a precious sister.