Monday Motivation: Dear Best Friend….

Hey y’all,

I hope your Monday was amazing! It’s a full moon tonight, so the kids in my class were a little loopy so needless to say, it was a busy day! So forgive the tardiness of this post!

I had a very awesome weekend! A group of friends and I went up to the Blue Mountain Ski Resort ( about 1 1/2 hours north of the city of Toronto) to celebrate the birthday of my special someone <3. I had the opportunity to hang out with fellow blogger “No Strings Attached ” ( Rishae) and spend time with many other wonderful people!

Can you believe we walked down hills like these???

On Saturday morning, as I lay awake , i took advantage of the quiet to catch up on my social media and do some reflection. I came across a post from a friends blog/Instagram ( nuanceandbubbles.com). The post was entitled “Dear Past Single Self” and it was a post that she wrote to herself recounting her life as she waited on God’s timing to send her a mate. I was so inspired by this post, but since I’m not yet married , I wanted to take my own spin on it and send a message to my best friends.

I have been blessed to have so many wonderful people around me who have molded me and made me the person I am today. A few of us ladies were talking and  we all ,at one point or another have made the statement “no new friends”. But as you get older ,you realize you meet people along the stages of your life that can mean just as much to you as people you have known your entire life. I’m learning that right now and I am blessed to have recently added some wonderful people to my heart and I am so excited to see where our friendships go!

But back to the task at hand… Dear best friend….

Dear Best Friend, I have known you practically my entire life. There has not been a moment in my life that you have not been right beside me for. In my darkest moments, your strong will and perseverance have inspired me to keep going! Do you know how much I admire you? Anything you have set your mind to, you have accomplished! Thank you for coming into my life at 5 years old and changing my life forever. Before I watched you walk down the aisle,I warned your husband to be , not to mess with your heart because I’m crazy and could be at your doorstep in a matter of hours! But mostly, because I couldn’t fathom the thought of you feeling hurt.Distance has certainly not made a dent in this relationship and I.m grateful for that! As you prepare to bring my godson into this world, I pray God continues to nurture the strong will you have and mold you into the great mother I know you will be. My forever friend,my god-sister, my sister, my best friend.

sophshu

Dear Best Friend, who would’ve known that ten years ago you would walked into my life and change it completely! I really don’t know how I ever existed without you in my life. Whose shoulder did I cry on? Who held me up in my darkest of moments? Who told me what I didn’t want to hear in the nicest way because you wanted the best for me? You did and I’m forever grateful. Your kind heart and your realness is what makes you the yin to my yang! Who would’ve known that a girl  1 year and 4 days younger than me , would  walk into my life, and bring such joy, happiness and another great friend in the form of your sister into my life? Life is a little more beautiful because are in it. My friend, my sister,my best friend!

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Dear Best Friends, over 20 years ago, you both walked into my life… as my mortal enemies. I’m pretty sure you ganged up on me and were determined not to be my friend.(lol) But ahhh…. Our God had other plans!  I can’t even put into words what you both have meant to me ( and my family) I don’t even think I can call you friends anymore, you guys are family. You have been so good to me! I ‘m forever grateful and cherish our sisterhood forever!

Dear Best Friend, thank you for walking into my life and teaching me how to love again. I’ve known you most of my life, but God sent you to me just on time ( He always does that, doesn’t He??) I admire the person you are and I am so excited to see where this chapter leads… Let the journey begin!

and finally…

My Best Friend, You are someone I was always destined to know after all you created me! Before I came into this world you formed me in my mother’s womb and placed the intrinsic knowledge in me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made ( Psalm 139:13-14) You loved me when I couldn’t even love myself. You loved me when you shouldn’t have! You bestowed your grace on me and sent you only child as a sacrifice for me just because you loved me! You loved me when I was ungrateful and selfish and I neglected you. You never turned you back on me even though we were only acquaintances for a long time! At 13, when I really got to know you, you were the coolest! At 14 and 15 when I strayed away from you, you still reached out to me. At 16 when we got acquainted again, you welcomed me back with open arms. At 17 years old through 22 years old when I stopped coming to you for advice and wanted to lead my own life, you waited patiently for me, and when I put myself in situations where I really should’ve been dead, you waved that mercy flag one more time for me .You always sent a sign that you were still waiting on me… I finally wised up. In my late twenties until now, you have proved yourself over and over again, to be the best friend I have ever had and will ever have. You know my inner most thoughts (Psalms 139:2) you see my heart and on countless times have placed the shattered pieces back together. I know sometimes I do things that disrespect our friendship, but know It’s not my intention. Hang in there with me, don’t give up on me. I love you.,, my best friend… my forever friend!!

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If you haven’t figured it out already, I have a lot of best friends! But the greatest friend I have is JESUS! I can honestly say I have been blessed with friends who have really never let me down, but everyone has their own life to live and I absolutely respect that! But the one friend who is their 24/7/365 is Jesus… If you haven’t met Him, get to know him! He’s pretty awesome!

I referenced Psalms 139 a lot in this post. It was totally not planned. It just dropped in my spirit as I wrote. Here it is in its entirety:

1O LORD, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

3You see me when I travel

and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, LORD.

5You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave,a you are there.

9If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

11I could ask the darkness to hide me

and the light around me to become night—

12but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.

To you the night shines as bright as day.

Darkness and light are the same to you.

13You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body

and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!

Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

15You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,

as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

16You saw me before I was born.

Every day of my life was recorded in your book.

Every moment was laid out

before a single day had passed.

17How precious are your thoughts about me,b O God.

They cannot be numbered!

18I can’t even count them;

they outnumber the grains of sand!

And when I wake up,

you are still with me!

19O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!

Get out of my life, you murderers!

20They blaspheme you;

your enemies misuse your name.

21O LORD, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?

Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?

22Yes, I hate them with total hatred,

for your enemies are my enemies.

23Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24Point out anything in me that offends you,

and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

He knows everything about you! ( verses 2-6) just like a best friend. No matter where you go, you will never be without Him. He’s a real ride or die( literally!) friend!! ( verses 7-12) He brings out the best in you . He knows every intimate detail about you! ( Verses 13-16). You always think the nicest things about me and want the best for me.  ( verses 16-18) You always have my back and I will always have yours ( verses 19-22) If I have done anything to offend you or disrespect this relationship, please let me know so I can fix it! I want to be as great a friend to you, as you have been to me! I love you! (verses 23-24).

I hope this post inspires you! Take a moment and thank your best friend!

xoxo

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