I can't stop smiling.
They are the deepest meaning of friendship, of sisters in Christ.
When you can stay up until 3:30 in the morning talking everything from silliness, hopes,
Rarely do I find unconditional love outside of my family. And to think I see these girls once a year, and mostly in the environment of competitive selling of our manuscripts, how could we clique so well? How could all of our emails back and forth really establish a closeness like that?
I am most confident in saying, it's ALL GOD! Of all the differences in our group, of all the varying opinions, struggles, and writing styles, we have our friendship deeply rooted in the love of Christ, and this weekend I realized how ALIVE and REAL my God is.
Sometimes it is difficult for me to tell someone how God has worked in my life...I mean, I know he does, and so many times I see His hand...but my memory is fleeting, and I teeter when I am asked about specifics.
But this weekend was a great big unveiling of God's roadmap in my life, and through many conversations that happened, and God-ordained occurrences (wink, wink to all my Alleycats), my breath is stolen from my lungs as I humbly recognize He's got me in a very special place alongside these women.
I am blessed.
I'll just admit that in the most humble, pointing-to-God, inspiring, exciting, treasured way.