That word is one that has never been easy for me.
To make, to keep, or to be a friend has always seemed complicated since I've become an adult.
For a while I just decided I didn't really need to worry about it. I thought I could mostly replace that word with husband, family, work, food.
But then I have a conversation in the parking lot with a friend who has known me over half my life, while my husband runs in the store because I just want to catch up with her and we only have 5 more minutes before she arrives at her destination too many miles away.
I hike a mountain with another one and we match each other. We look like we could be sisters, gasping for breath but so proud and pushing each other forward.
I get a happy anniversary and a congratulations text from another one, who the busy business of life has kept away from me too often, and it feels like home.
I snuggle another one's new baby and can't get enough of his perfect cheeks, and am oh so glad we happened to move in next door to them.
Friend was a word I wanted to be more intentional about this year, and it's working, and I like it.
I linked up today with Lisa-Jo Baker
after writing for 5 minutes and hitting publish.