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This Week: Friend
She is one of the very few who sees all of me. Me who can seem so pulled together on the outside, who people have teasingly call Martha Stewart from time to time, who can organize a project, an office, an event and pull it off with élan. It works for a while. But she knows.
She has been in my life for my whole life. Scattered from memories that are so hazy right through to the ones that are so present they are almost yesterday. She is woven so completely into the tapestry of my life that at some point I stopped calling her friend and now call her sister. Our mothers smile their happiness with it. Our brothers wrinkle their noses in confusion and wonder what we’re doing – are we still playing like we did when we were five? Our families and children grow together and accept that we are each somehow “Aunty” – although they’re not entirely sure how it all works.
She is my safe spot. The first phone call I make in a family emergency after I’ve reached my husband; the one I reach out to when parenting threatens to overwhelm me; the one I laugh with on long, drawn out sister-Saturdays: our time to escape; dabble in bookstores; tell stories; pray together; talk about our lives.
She has been on the desert journey with me – encouraging, praying, and faithfully standing in the gap. She is the friend beyond words that everyone should be blessed with. When biology ceases to matter and the bonds of time have forged something deeper and stronger than DNA will ever know.
She is God’s blessing in my life.
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