A True Friend

A true friend loves at all times according to Proverbs 17:17. Having and being a true friend is a blessing indeed.

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That is the verse that keeps coming to my mind when I think of my friend and one-time neighbor. We weren’t super close in that we saw each other often, or did lots of things together. But I consider her a true friend and I think she considers me one as well.

Do you have a true friend?

Friendships come in many shapes and sizes. Most are casual, work, and co-parenting friends. Rare are the ones we can share our innermost thoughts and experiences with. True friends are reserved for those times.

This neighbor of mine was there for me when we moved out of our house, under stressful circumstances, offering her support, help and even storage space! Even though she has her own life-events to deal with, some on an hour-by-hour basis, she takes time out to do things for others, even if it’s just to share a kind word or some delectable Dove Dark Chocolate with Almonds.

Yesterday I had lunch with her. She touched me more than she will know. The gesture she made involved my daughter, and therefore moved me deeply. We both teared-up as she shared her heart on matters concerning the ordeal of our move, and on matters she and her family are dealing with. Although different, both hard and overwhelming at times.

True friends are gifts, priceless treasures that we are given for our brief life on earth. She is indeed a rare gem. She takes the time for others in spite of her own difficult situations of maybe because of them. I am honored to be counted among one of her true friends.

I pray that you will have the gift of a true friend as you navigate the difficult times in your life. Having someone stand with you and hold you up helps make the difficult times bearable.

Please reach out to tell me how I can pray for you.

9 thoughts on “A True Friend”

  1. Beautiful! It seems that your friend is just as lucky to have you as you are to have her. Life does gift us with many treasures and friendship is truly valuable.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I’m sure glad you did. Your post gave me goosebumps 🙂

  2. Friends!! Well put, my friend — you touch me in ways you probably don’t realize either!! Friends – my priceless treasures!! Thank you Jesus!!

  3. Friends are something else, aren’t they? I don’t know where I would be without mine — 2 of those dear friends encouraged me to start a blog to show case my hobby of handstamped pendants. If not for their encouragement and support I would not have had the courage to share with others. I’m a new follower via vBoks and also GFC.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Emma’s Lunch. I’m your newest follower.

    Although it was a bit difficult finding you! There is no link in your profile for your blog and you didn’t leave a link in the comment. I googled Life Just Saying and found you! 🙂 (I hope its you!)


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