“My girlfriends there thru thick and thin, my girlfriends there for anything, my girlfriends…”
We all remember the hit series Girlfriends right? Let me tell ya’ll I LOVED THAT SHOW!! (And still do =D I keep it on my You Tube playlist) Watching the stories of the 4 main characters on our screens for so many years kinda felt like a since of home. Now neither I nor my girlfriends’ story lines are quite as complex as that of those characters, but we are still quite unique in our own sense of the word.
Let me school on a little history lesson real quick…So our story dates back to 1997 (okay I’m telling our age lol) where our sister circle first began. I remember being nervous about starting high school and meeting new friends until I walked into my 9th grade English class. This is where I met Tamara. We quickly became close and felt like we were “twins” separated at birth lol. Moving this story right along, Tamara knew Erin from middle school, but I didn’t meet her until 10th grade in our English class. Erin and I quickly developed a bond, just as Tamara and I. Tamara met Tasha thru their church youth group but Tamara, Tasha and Erin all attended college together (is your head spinning yet) which is where I met and developed a friendship with Tasha. Whew okay so although we did not meet each other at the same time, God had a divine plan for our paths to cross and ultimately lead to a lifetime of sisterhood.
Growing up my Mama always told me that as I got older the Lord would reveal my “true friends”. Well at the time I thought that I had it all figured out with my many different pockets of friends. (Come on I know I’m not the only one that didn’t always listen to her mother.) I felt like everyone in my circle at the time was #TeamKT; however the lie detector test proved, “That was a LIE”. I have shared some of my most memorable, exciting, darkest, lowest moments with this bunch. As we get older and our lives take different turns, we are not always able to get up like we used to and that’s okay. When you have a true friendship, better yet a covenant relationship, no matter how long we’ve been apart, when we come back together it’s like we never missed a beat. I would have to agree with my Mama and say that yes the Lord has revealed that this crew is with me no matter what. (And I with them =D)
So the question comes to mind, what do you consider to be the definition or attributes of a true girlfriend? While you think, I will give you mine…
- A confidant that I can trust with any and everything, knowing that she will only take it to our Heavenly Father in prayer.
- Someone I can go to for advice, correction, a listening ear when I need to vent without any interruptions, a shoulder to cry on
- A lady that will make my problems hers and will not only help work through them but also assist in coming up with a solution (Even if she helped cause some lol J)
- Ultimately someone that has touched my heart, pushed me towards greatness and encourages me to reach my highest potential
Tamara, Erin, Tasha…. My girlfriends, there thru thick and thin; My girlfriends, there thru anything, my girlfriends….
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”