Renewed Friendship

Sapphire’s 10th Birthday

They met in Second grade and wanted to spend every minute together. They were together so much that their moms became best friends too.  Then they grew up and things changed. Middle school happened: social groups changed, interest changed, and then physical distance (final nail in friendship coffin).  Our families went from seeing one another everyday to twice a month. 

Different as night and day. Arie is the skater girl in all black, into gaming, dark moody songs and lover of all animals. Sapphire is the social butterfly, loves makeup, hair, and shopping, with a soft spot for people in need.  Because of there differences there have been hurt feels that had to be managed.  So when Cora and I decided our families should shelter in place together I had concerns about how long the peace would last.

Then Friday I looked outside and saw the girls laughing and playing on the trampoline and it made me smile.  I remembered all the misunderstandings, frustrated talks on the drive home and my demand for servility. So to see them genuinely hanging out and discussing college choices…mind blown! During this quarantine theses two have stayed up late chatting, sat together to do school work, they even tag team teasing Devin (the little sister). Not one argument…yet. Not saying that they are the bests of friends (still different as night and day) but they care about one another and look out for one another again. I see God doing a new thing in this friendship and in the lives of our families. The peace of God is in this house and love & patience is abounding. 

Although these are scary times I choose to see the benefits of the shelter in place….quality time! I hope you find glimmers of hope for your family as well. 

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

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