The Realness of Relationships

This summer I started spending time with two incredible women on a regular basis. We are all at different stages in life and we each bring to the table different points of view but what we do share is the same love for the Lord. The thing I enjoy the most is the intentional conversations. Ones that get to the heart. You know, those conversations that can be a little hard to have. The kind of conversations where you are honest and transparent and vulnerable. And might I add that there is lots of grace and love poured out in these chats as well.

I tend to share lots of basic details about life with friends--but forget to really develop deep friendships where there is accountability and encouragement. Yes, my husband has a gift for listening and encouraging me. When I tell him what's on my mind and explain how confusing things and life and decisions are--he has a gift for seeing right through all of that and breaking it down so easily. I'll walk away from the conversation thinking "Oh, that makes sense."

Anywho, I am so guilty of thinking I have it all together and correcting those along the way whom I think need my {ever so gentle} correcting....!

Over the past 24 hours I have been reminded of the fruits of relationships. The genuineness. The love. The never-giving-up God that I am so thankful to have a relationship with. Hands down we have some pretty amazing friends and family. I couldn't ask for a better gang to go through life with.
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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. I made think of - and be grateful for - the people I have in my life.

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  2. Oh Ali, I love this post! SO beautiful. You really do have a way with words and you are so right about this post. Having friends that we can be vunerable around, be honest with, and be completely ourselves is invaluable. Love you!

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