Friendships back in high school seemed so much easier.
Once you get out in the “real world” and get older friendships require a little more work and effort. As you step out of the four walls of high school eventually down the road comes marriage and a baby carriage. We just have different seasons of life that keep us busy and going in different directions.
Neither which I have experienced yet.
Back in high school I had a handful of friends that I could count on my finger. Too me, friendships are about quality, not quantity.
My friend Monica was one of those friends.
I stood beside her as she said I do.
A blessing on the way and nursery to get ready!
I stole these pictures from her, but don’t think she’ll mind, ha.
When friends are in different seasons of life it doesn’t have to be the make it or break it in a friendship. I have to gain a new understanding of why certain friends may not be able to call me as often as I might like, a better understanding of why the stretches might become longer in between seeing each other.
I’m realizing that I have to learn to extend a little more grace and not take it so personal.
Monica and I had a chance to get together last night for dinner and catch up. It had been a very long time. It was so nice. She’s 22 weeks along and I still had not seen her cute baby bump.
I’m learning the value of the friendships don’t change whatever the season might be but yes, the dynamics might change nonetheless. And I’m learning that's okay and that it's normal.
And now there’s a baby shower to look forward to. Can’t wait to meet baby Matthews! :)