I have been blessed with some amazing friends in my life.
There is something beautiful about the shared experiences,
different perspectives, understanding, compassion,
laughter and joy that come from true friendship.
I have dear friends that have moved far away that I miss so much.
I have new friends nearby that I love getting to know and spending time with.
I feel so blessed that the women in my family truly are my friends through and through.
But what I am most surprised by are the genuine friendships that have come from this little blog.
I have met people that make me laugh, inspire me, understand me,
challenge me, encourage me and pray for me.
Women who are growing in their faith, learning through motherhood, changing the world,
spreading joy, and sharing their stories.
Sharing their triumphs, their struggles, their truth.
And I really have been changed because of it.
This week I am thankful for these women.
For silly twitter chats, for kind and engaging emails.
For the possibility of meeting someday soon and encouraging each other in real life.
I am so thankful.
You can meet some of these lovelies through the buttons on my sidebar.
(there are more. many more.)
It was on my heart to forego sponsoring for awhile so I could highlight some of the blogs
that are a little light in my life. I want you to meet them.
I know you'll love them, too.
So, thanks ladies. Thanks for the encouragement and love and quirkiness.
You brighten my days!
Now it's your turn! What has blessed you this week?
Something obvious, something unexpected. A kindness, a nudge, an accomplishment,
a gift, a good workout, a nap, time alone, time with others...
What are you grateful for?
Grab a button, share your story, and go encourage some of the other friends who have linked up!