stacie...the schmoopy girl, canon digital rebel xti
Girlfriends are heavenly.
Today I spent some time thinking about mine. Each one of them. I took a long walk on the beach with yummy songs from my iPod flowing into my ears, into my heart and image after image of my girlfriends faces with their laughs, tears, hugs, wisdom poured into my mind. I caught myself smiling after I noticed a passer by giggling at me.
I am blessed with such extraordinary women as my girlfriends. Women that shake the world up in a positive, radical way.
This has been one of the toughest years of my life and with this, I have been gifted with such abundant love and support. I cannot help but be grateful in the midst of it all.
What I've noticed about these girlfriends of mine is that even when I am in the deepest, darkest, ugliest, scariest place...they still see my strength, wisdom and courage. I can forget who I am at times and I am reminded very quickly with just a few gentle words.
I've learned so much about myself on this journey and I've also learned a great deal about friendships and the kind I need to surround myself with, as well as the kind of friend I want to be.
I feel so wrapped in acceptance, understanding and the belief that I can move mountains.
Isn't that what we are all supposed to be for our friends? Their biggest fans helping them to see their best selves? An oasis of gentleness and safe~ness?
Yes. I heart my mountain moving, safe haven girlies.