I was so blessed last Thursday and Friday evening to spend some much needed time with one of my best friends, Jessica. As I have admitted, life has me a little down these days and I have had a difficult time staying positive and hopeful. Thankfully, Jessica came home for a long weekend and her parents were sweet enough to share her with me for a bit.
Steven was out of town for the night so Jess and I decided it was time for a girl’s night at my place complete with wine and Grey’s Anatomy. I can’t begin to describe how much it meant to have her sitting on my couch, sipping wine and catching up Grey’s gossip. Chatting about how hot McSteamy is and how much we really just don’t like Happy Grey. It was like I was 21 again – not a care in the world and spending time with a girlfriend on a school night.
Friday night we met her parents for Mexican and margaritas. Two of my favorite combinations – Mexican food and the Fowler family. Once again, I just felt at peace. Surrounded by people who love and genuinely care for my well being. People who knew me when I was only 18 and didn’t have a care in the world. It was like being with family.
I’m a little down in the mouth again today and I was feeling sorry for myself when out of nowhere I swear I heard God say, “Didn’t I just give you hours of relaxation and nurturing with Jessica? Why are my blessings never enough?”
It’s so true. I am so unbelievably blessed to have friends in my life like Jessica Fowler. A friend who knows when to come over, pour me a glass of wine and simply say, “What’s on your mind?” A friend who doesn’t care about the fact that my house is a mess and I have ketchup on my t-shirt. A friend who doesn’t even notice the 5 (maybe 10) pounds I have put on in the recent months or the fact that my split ends are slowly taking over my entire head. A friend who just wants to know that I am okay – a friend who will remind me that I am going to be okay even when I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Oh how fortunate I am to have so many women in my life who uplift me and support me.
So to my dearest friends who never let me down, please know how grateful I am for your presence in my life. Jessica, Khristi, Erika, Erin, Amanda and Casey know that when I count my blessings – I count you twice. I love you more than you could possibly know and I pray for you each day.