Friendship

On a last minute whim, Colin and I decided to drive out to Gull Lake on Saturday to spend the afternoon with my parents, a couple siblings, and our good family friends.It was pouring rain, I was emotionally unstable (probably consequently) and it was already noon, but we decided to just give it a go.

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We spent the afternoon cozied in the trailer, walking along the lake after the rain let up, and finally enjoying some beautiful sunshine as we sat around the fire.  I left feeling so thankful.  Thankful for the weather, thankful for lakes, thankful for sunshine, thankful for family, and thankful for friendship.

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I feel particularly thankful for the friendships that exist around that campfire on Saturday.  Every age group was represented from 7 to 48 and each of those people has a unique and loving relationship with each other.  There was play fighting and just playing, laughing and sarcasm, crying and deep conversation, more laughing, and lots of hugs.

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It made me wonder, how do people become so deeply apart of your life?  I have often found deep and vulnerable relationships to be a frightening thing.  But then I look at the people with whom I have it I think, "how could I want it any other way?"

I don't really have a definite point or conclusion for this blog.  My trajectory is that I am struggling to figure out real friendship and real vulnerability...and yet I am so blessed by it.  Hmm.

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