I’m with ya, Sister

Tonight I am so thankful.

Thankful for weekend getaways with the best of friends that just do the soul good. Ya know what I mean?

I went to my old college town this past weekend and caught up with two of my very best friends. One of which has been facing the exact same struggles I am going through and neither one of us knew it–because hello, we are all living perfect lives and never facing any struggles or trials or hardships. duh.

I am so thankful that we could be vulnerable with each other and express how disheartened we both were feeling in our job search and in our future plans, that we both are longing for what’s next. I just kept saying “i’m with ya, sister.”

“I don’t have a clue what I’m gonna do if I don’t get a job soon” …I’m with ya sister

“I feel so lost” …I’m with ya sister

“I have no idea what i’m doing with my life” … I’m with ya sister

“I wish I had it all figured out and we could just skip to the “good” part where I’m married with a fabulous job and a dog” … I’m with ya sister

“I am so glad that Jesus has this all figured out and I honestly don’t have to worry about it” I’m with ya sister.

With that we both realized will be okay because God has a plan and He is good. 

let me say that again for those in the back (me)… it will be okay because God is so good.

Life is not perfect, in fact we are actually promised to live lives full of ups and downs. But that is where growth comes from- that retraction phase where you feel like you are really going no where at all and its never going to get better when in reality the tension is building (like pulling back on an arrow) and something so good is in the works. Sometimes we have to stall or even move backwards to be catapulted forward into the best to come.

I am thankful that my friends and I didn’t have to hide behind social media’s “picture perfect” pressure that we feel that we have to live up to. I’m thankful that we could be real with our struggles and real with our love.  Friends are so needed y’all.

This weekend was filled with so much joy, so much advice, so much “i’m with ya sister,” and so much life.

This weekend was good.

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