Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I Want to Be the Kind of Friend....

...who you can call any time, day or night, and not feel guilty.
...who will tell you the honest truth, peppered with lots of love.
...who doesn't mind if you didn't shower today or haven't vacuumed in a week, but still want to visit with you anyway.
...who would rather call than email and rather meet for coffee than call.
...who sharpens your iron, makes you want to be a better mom, a better wife, a better person.

I want to be the kind of friend....
...who can discuss hard topics together & still leave each other smiling.
...who wouldn't let you go down the road where the bridge is out.
...who loves you despite your curves.
...who makes you laugh & keeps kleenex in their purse for when you cry.
...who goes to your grandmother's funeral, even if I've never met her, just to be there for you.

I want to be the kind of friend...
...who will not tolerate if our relationship is broken.
...who understands that relationships go through different seasons.
...who asks for your forgiveness when I've wronged you.
...who gives forgiveness when you've wronged me.

...who hurts when you hurt, who rejoices when you rejoice, who is down on their knees for you, who loves you with a Holy kind of love.

Not only because I believe that is the kind of friend I AM has called me to be, but also because that is the kind of friend I want you to be for me.

4 comments:

Saralyn said...

When you write it all out it's a tall order, this godly sisterhood thing.

Christin said...

I love your definition/hope of a true friendship. And agree...I hope it's something that I can be to others.

Peaceful Chaoz said...

ditto ;0)

thank you for also being a freind who has decided to share kindness and words of encouragment instead of gossip and words of judgement. i really appreciate you :0)

MommySecrets said...

I love this poem - I've been saving it to link to it. It's very well-written, and it's a very good vision for being a strong friend. It's a good piece for reflection and goal-setting in regards to friendship, motherhood and marriage. Thanks for sharing!