Truest Friends

I totally get why some folks feel the need to pull back when a friend’s life gets hard.

They may be struggling themselves and the idea of even hanging around the edges of another disaster is utterly overwhelming.

But the truest friends bring their broken to our mutual table where we can talk, cry and work on it together.

I’m oh, so thankful for friends like this!

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

One thought on “Truest Friends”

  1. When our 32 year old son was struggling with addiction not too long before his death, someone whom I considered to be a friend for over thirty years said, “We cannot be friends anymore; your life is just too hard.”
    It broke my heart.
    I blamed my son’s behavior for the loss of her friendship.
    Prior to his death, he apologized and sought my forgiveness “for causing me to lose my best friend, “ but he added, “You know, Mom, if she really were your best friend, she never would have abandoned the relationship.” And you know, he was correct.
    “A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

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