This month I am trying to focus on the many, many things I have to be thankful for. So many of those things I often take for granted. Like friendships for instance. I know that friendships can be complicated at times. Friendships often change as we get older, don’t they? All of a sudden we are not in college anymore with the freedom to hang out anytime we want to and talk for hours. Instead we are trying to balance our friendships with working a full time job, or with being a wife, or with being a mom, or with all of the above and the busy schedules that go along with each of those roles.
God has blessed me with some amazing friends! Over the past two years I have developed some awesome “blog friendships” through this blog. But, I am talking about “real life” friends. My real life friends are great. They have walked with me through some really tough stuff. They support me, encourage me, love me for who I am, challenge me, pray for me, cry with me, make me laugh…I could go on and on.
I am not sure if I have ever read a book focusing totally on friendship. So, I was excited when I was asked to read and review Friendship for Grown-ups by Lisa Welchel.
I have to be honest with you. When I first started reading this book I was a little overwhelmed with the drama that Lisa experienced in her own friendships. Like I told you before, I have been blessed with great friends and I couldn’t relate to some of the things she was talking about. But, if you are like me and have grown up with strong friendships, this book offers great reminders of ways we can protect friendships and keep them healthy. If you are someone who struggles with finding deep, meaningful friendships, this book might give you some ideas on where to start.
I am not going to take much time to tell you my thoughts on this book. Instead, I thought it would be fun to invite some of my friends to read and review this book along with me. Throughout this week I am going to introduce you to six of my “real life” friends. Some of these women I have known for years…we go way back. Some of these women are new friends that I am just getting to know. These six amazing women are going to tell you some of their thoughts on friendship. I can’t wait for you to meet them!
In the mean time, would you like to win a book? Thomas Nelson Publishers has sent me five extra copies to give away to you…my blog friends!