I am thankful for friends both old and new. I am thankful for friends during the changing seasons of life.
I am thankful for those who love my children as their own and allow me to love theirs as my own. Those that our children share friendship as well.
I am thankful for the women I share my life with.
We've laughed together.
We've cried together.
I know we will be through so much more together.
I am thankful for those friends who walked through my first deployment with me. Those who took care of me in ways that others wouldn't. They may not have understood what it was like, but they stood beside me nonetheless.
I am thankful for friends who share their faith, who face unimaginable battles, but yet, find their strength in Christ and share the story of His love and mercy.
I am thankful for the friends that get your weird sense of humor, those that you share inside jokes with. You know the ones: you can look at each other and tell what the other is thinking.
But yet,when there is no laughter, only tears, they are there to hold your hand. In the messiness of life, they love you anyway.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10