Happy Monday!…er…Tuesday!! I completely 100% forgot to blog this yesterday! I am fully blaming my adorable three week old for that one as long as it doesn’t make me a bad person. If it does, let’s just say this post must have gotten lost in the mail. 🙂
Talking about friendship makes me feel a bit like a fraud. I don’t include it in the book because I have it all figured out. Truthfully, I still find friendship hard! I told Tyler I am a little envious of my parents who have monthly game nights with friends, suppers around the table with other couples and plans for New Year’s Eve that involve dressing up (mine involved take out, an Amazon Prime movie and stumbling out to our garage in a blanket and glasses to see the fireworks).
I like to think having young kids gives me a free pass to miss out on friendships and that I’ll get my groove back once I don’t have as many responsibilities (is there such a thing?) or a kid attached to me every three hours, but that actually implies I once had a groove. And do I really want a free pass from friendships?
If I’m totally honest, my friendships have been a result of convenience for the most part. When things got hard, whether from more geographical distance or busy seasons, I don’t put the work in. I’ve never been the ring leader who rallies the troops for dinner and if that person gets busy, I tend not to see anyone for a while!
This week though, I really want to challenge myself and y’all in this aspect. Are we putting in the work? Or are our friendships based on convenience?
With a mom four doors down from me, a twin sister and a toddler bestie, I can justify not having a ton of other friends most days because I’m getting plenty of calls, texts and visits. I am grateful to have very close relationships with the lovely ladies that I share DNA with, but I know God calls me to more.
Rereading this chapter yesterday was so refreshing and gave me another motivating push to make some changes in regards to my friendships! I can’t wait to take action next week!
I’d love to hear from you! Have friendships dropped off your radar? Or do you have advice on how to make them a priority?
Also, y’all obviously know I love learning from books! Here are a few books on friendship that are on my reading list: