Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Few Thoughts on Friends for Five Minute Friday


Oh friendship. What would I do without friendship? 

It sustains me. I am such a people lover, and well, I guess I also have such a need to be loved.

I have been so blessed with such good friends. There are my three sister/best friends. There is my beloved college roommate. My moms in prayer friends. My friends I left in Boston one hour before the terrible bombings. 

My dad was a wonderful friend.

So many, really, so many. And of course there are my girls, now older, and still my girls, my daughters, they too are friends.

My very best friend? Definitely my husband.

What makes a friend?

I think it’s someone we can be ourselves with. Someone who genuinely cares…and I care about deeply. Someone who will walk through life with you. Through thick and thin. They’ll show up in person or by phone or whatever, when you most need it. They’ll get the tissues or blow out the candles with you.

They are there through time and place and ages and stages. As I write so many more run through my mind. My beloved stepsisters. My MCC bible study friends. 

Oh what richness friends add.

Thank you God…I have been blessed. A friend is someone I can trust, who loves me and really knows me. Who forgives me even for big wrongs and who loves me no matter what.

Yes, a friend does life with you…A friend shows up day after day time after time year after year. 


  1. "Oh what richness friends add." I've been learning how true this is Elise. You described so beautifully what a friend is. Thank you. Thank you for your kind comment on my post. Blessings.

  2. Someone who will walk through life with you...yes. To me, this is key to those deep friendships...when someone is willing to take my hand and hold it no matter what...that's a true friend. Love this post...blessings, friend! :)

    1. Friends through thick and thin...these are the friends I'm most grateful for!

  3. Adds a lot to Abraham being called a "friend of God"...and we as children of Abraham...I like it. :)

  4. I used to tell my kids that "you only need one really good friend". As I gotten older, I realize that it's a pretty good thing to have several really good friends.

    Blessings upon blessings.

  5. "someone we can be ourselves with. Someone who genuinely cares…Someone who will walk through life with you. Through thick and thin... show up in person or by phone or whatever..." yup, that is who you've become to me, and not a moment too soon.
    Praise God for the gift He gave me in your friendship. Beautifully written. More beautifully lived.
    Thank you for being my friend.
    Peace and good to you, sweet Elise. Who knew that coffee could become a blessed sacrament?

  6. Amen, Elise. How beautiful to have your life so blessed by amazing friendships. I love it! You have already blessed me so much through our incredible God-sized dreams group. Thank you, friend:)


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