Saturday, April 27, 2013

Not My Friend {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute FridayToday ( really yesterday) I am joining my friends and Lisa-Jo again for Five Minute Friday(well actually Saturday.  I am a day late and many dollars short). If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. You can do that, I know you can.

The prompt this week is: Friend

Needing some fresh air and sunshine I decided to talk a walk in the local park during my lunch.  Two sweet little girls playing in the sandbox caught my attention so I sat on the bench to watch this young friendship play out.  Then I was shocked when the older girl suddenly stood up, put her hands on her hips and yelled, "You're not my friend."  Then she stomped off to her mom.  The cute little one in the yellow sundress sat there for a minute as if she was thinking,"What did I do." Then she lowered her head, began to cry and slowly walked the opposite direction.  My heart was broken for them both.

I have, at one time or another, been like both of them.  I have been the one that was hurt and I have also been the one that did the hurting.  I wondered the rest of the day what had happened that cause these two to so easily and quickly walk away.  Then I began to think of my own life.  My own friendships.  What had happened in my past relationships that caused me to so easily walk away.  Why had I not tried harder. Why had I not fought to stay close.

I have grown to learn how special and precious friendships are.  How much we need to have those connections to "Jesus with skin on." (Lysa TerKeurst's phrase).

How do you nurture your friendships?  Do you take the time and effort to work on your relationships ?



  1. I am trying to keep my with my friends. We have moved five times in the last ten years. Always having to say good-bye and make new friends. Sometimes I want to just sit in my closet.

    1. I can't imagine how hard it is when you are moving around since I have not moved and still find it difficult.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a bit of encouragement.

  3. Ok...I'm trying to comment again. (I got a new computer, and I think it hates me.) ;)

    Love this post...I think it's so important to really invest in friendships, and I try to do that and I've been blessed with some amazing friends, both (in)RL and online. But I've also, personally, had to be realistic...because I've called many places "home", friendships are scattered and they don't all last. But the ones that are meant to be do. :) Blessings, friend!

    1. I think all computers hate me. (LOL!!!!)

      I am learning as I get older and as I watch my daughter have some of the same struggles I had with friendship just how important it is that we be able to grow deep with each other.