Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Friendships and Intentionality

Right this very moment I’m curled up underneath a throw blanket listening to this and spending the afternoon catching up on blogs (and writing this post). I’m incredibly thankful for the sisterhood that exists in the blogging community. I never expected the friendships that have blossomed and flourished with you. I treasure getting to connect with girls from all over the world as we walk through similar seasons. I truly adore getting to share in your journey and invite you to share in mine as well.

With all that being said, I’ve been thinking about friendships. And my goodness I’ve been blessed with some incredible young women in my life. I cherish these women that are in my life and the deeper our relationships grow I’m reminded that true friendship takes intentionality. So thank you for taking the time to read my blog…thank you for each and every encouraging comment…thank you for your sweet emails. It truly means more to me than you realize.

Also, I’ve been tremendously blessed by a few of my “real life” friends recently. Their intentionality in our friendship has made such a positive impact. I wanted to share these beautiful girls with you and the sweetness that they bring to my life.
One of my best friends, Vanessa, has challenged and inspired me more than she could ever know. Since I moved to Tennessee to attend Lee University, our friendship has only grown stronger. Since we live in different states, intentionality is a must. We talk about anything and everything and I know this girl will always be a part of my life.

skypeOne of our Skype dates earlier this month.
 
Next is my precious friend, Ketura. I actually wrote about the impact Ketura has had on my life a week or so ago. Ketura lived across the hall from me last year and we connected almost instantly. This girl’s heart for Christ spurs me on like no one else! And her intentionality and encouragement has blessed me in abundance…it’s amazing how much a simple text can encourage you.
 
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My friendship with my friend, Jasmine, has grown exponentially over the past two years. Even though I moved away to attend school and she attends Florida State University our friendship has strengthened with the distance. We text all the time, write letters, and have Skype dates. I’m so thankful for Jasmine and she even surprised me with a package in the mail recently. She sent the sweetest card and coffee from my absolute favorite coffee shop in Thomasville, GA. Before I moved to Tennessee, we used to go on day adventures often and nearly always ended up in Thomasville to visit this coffee shop.

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Also, sometimes we even send little video messages to say hello. You may think it’s weird, but they’re so fun and always make me smile. She sent me this one last week…

 
And then I sent her one back…
 
 
So be sure to be intentional in your relationships! It makes all the difference.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

God has definitely blessed you with some sweet ladies! I hope your break has been wonderful so far!

Amanda Lambrechts said...

I love this!! I think it is so important to be intentional in all relationships! Whether that relationship is with a friend, a family member, or even just some stranger--It is truly amazing how we can make in impact on another person no matter what degree our relationship is with that person.

Love reading your blog!

XO
Amanda @ Faith Love Strength

Marquis Clarke said...

Hi! I am your newest follower; love you blog. Can't wait to ready more :)

Marquis Clarke
simply-clarke.blogspot.com

Kaitlin said...

Oh Samantha, I love this! I have definitely struggled in this area, being intentional with distant friendships. I'm so inspired by you!

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