You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
I recently had a group of women over who, for the most part, didn't know each other. I do not take lightly the strength it takes to walk into a room a stranger...and leave a friend.
Ours is a constantly shifting community; coming and parting a rhythmic part of our lives. Someday we will have stability, but for now, we enjoy our moments together. We bond over chocolate, laughter, tears. We talk about what our husbands are doing. We share our frustrations. And it is good.
It is always fun to me that a group of women from different parts of the country, different backgrounds, different home life (those of us with kids need some friends without kids!) and get together and talk for hours. Our hearts crave fellowship, and indulging in that is refreshing to my spirit.
Thank you, dear friends, for being willing to step out of a comfort zone and be my friend.
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves