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.
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.
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.
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.