Thursday, February 21, 2013

Friends and Prayer

I have a greatest group of girlfriends in the world. Seriously. Even though we live far away from each other we are still right there for each other. I am a true believer that friendship knows no distance. Just before my 30th birthday I was blue and they made me happy by sending me various packages. They get together for a monthly "Book Club" and still try to include me in the fun via phone and hopefully someday video chat ;).

I knew when we moved here I would miss them terribly and I do. My heart aches when I think about it too much. But we make the best of it and stay in touch. Usually I hear from one if not most of them weekly, if not daily, via texting, phone, Facebook  and blogging. Sometimes I play phone tag and I leave crazy messages on their voicemail for them to enjoy. I like leaving funny messages. If Shy Dial was a real thing then I would use it just to be goofy. We have periods where we all get busy with our families, work, elements around us. These times I don't hear from anyone and they don't hear from me. I still think of them often and when I don't hear from them for more than a 1-2 weeks then I get concerned. Concerned in the sense that I worry if they are okay. Not in the high school sense of "Oh are they mad at me...blah blah." We all have a good enough relationships that we tell each other how we feel if there is an issue. That I am grateful for. Being mature has its perks. :) 

Not communicating often is not the issue, I understand that we all have busy moments and are unable to chat often. This is the sacrifice I made when I moved away from them. I am no longer involved in the daily moment to moments. I am not there anymore to just give them a hug and make whatever they are dealing with better in that moment. I have to adjust to a new way of giving them hugs. That is the way it is and it is okay. Last night I realized this and that it is still going to be an adjustment. We still create new memories with these friends in our own ways with and without technology. We all still make each other laugh and virtually hug. 

Today I am super grateful for prayer. I pray every day for my group of girls. Sometimes as a group, sometimes as individuals. I love them all so much. I know that I am not physically there to hug them so God will hug them in ways that I can't. I know that He does. This isn't a pitty party post. Just a testimony that prayer works and that friends are awesome. I am grateful for both. 

For kicks and giggles please enjoy some of my favorite Book Club photos that I stole from Marly

Stake Conference Rubys After Party 
We read a Zombie book so we were being Zombies 

Ward Halloween Party 

It was a sad book 

5 favorite things at Christmas 

Karen's birthday outing 

Anti-Book Club get together.


  1. Prayer does work. Thank you for yours:-)

  2. We miss you so much. Ruby's won't be the same without you!


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