I am totally blessed to have great friends. It is interesting that stepping out of my comfort zone to start the Dickson campus would cause wonderful friendships to bloom. I have been praying for years….yes years for some great girl friends to walk with me in life. I have had a couple but I longed to find community within church. While I hate to say it, it was lacking at the Nashville campus. Most of it stemmed from living so far from that campus, it just made it hard to connect. A lot of that changed when I moved to the Dickson campus. All of the sudden there were certain women (ahem…Rebekah, Melissa & Rhonda) that I found allowing me into their lives. At first, I simply pushed back. I did not think I was ready to trust…but over a few weeks, I found that these women were exactly the women I had been praying for over the last few years. Add to them, some fabulous friends I already had out here and I have found a true sense of community in friendships.
(L to R: Lori, Robin, Rhonda, Rebekah, me, Jen and Brandi…Carrie is taking the pic!)
If my birthday was not already one of the best ones before, it quickly has become the best one this year. Last Friday night I had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday at the Cheesecake Factory. I was surrounded by old and new friends that night. I keep saying this was the best birthday not because of gifts but because of friendships. I am so thankful for my friends that take time to think of me. Just in case any of your girls are reading this, you are all the best! Life is so much fun with you all in it!