girlfriends of another generation
Thursday, October 25, 2007
There's something about spending time with women who've been around a while longer than I have…
Something about listening to them talk, watching them work together, seeing how they serve and interact with others. Hearing their conversations and noting what gives them joy.
Last weekend was a chance for me to spend some time with my girlfriends of another generation. We ranged from 6-ish months to 60ish (I'm not at all sure about that top number, or who owns it!). We've all been adopted into the same family, and though some of them chronologically could be my mother, we are all sisters in Christ.
We spent time on one of the finger lakes, watching the rain, enjoying great food, taking leisurely strolls, cuddling the babies, collecting leaves, skipping stones, reading, praying, laughing, crying, playing silly games and thrift-store shopping.
I'm so grateful for these women in my life. I'm so grateful that the Lord has shown me the need to develop relationships with women wiser and older than I. I'm so grateful He put me in a place where it is possible.