My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

A Friend by Any Other Name

Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.

~ Proverbs 27:17

Old water well in Nicaragua

Today I am struggling.

Yesterday I had plenty of ideas for blog posts and stories to tell.

Today my word well is dry.

Last year I launched a small business with a woman I’ve known for about ten years. I considered her a friend, if for no other reason than our shared passion for doing God’s work and our shared vision for the project.

Yesterday afternoon, someone told me my friend is moving away. The source is extremely reliable. Because of the friendship, as well as the business partnership, it was natural for him to assume I already knew.

I didn’t. Obviously.

So many thoughts have whirled through my head in the past 24 hours.

Once the scattered brain cells settle down again, I will write…

But not today. Today I need time to regroup. And to reconsider whether I may have placed more value in that relationship than I should have.

Were we even friends?

Until next time… give some thought to this question: What does friendship mean to YOU?

About Brenda

Morning person. Introvert. Longtime runner. Erratic sleeper. Fitness junkie. Lifelong learner. Coffee addict. Volunteer. Health/Wellness advocate. Coach. Blogger.

2 Replies

  1. stevie

    Never doubt the time someone was a part of our lives…even if for a season. Write down all the good things that happened with this friendship…cherish…then post it for posterity…(((hugs))) gf!

    1. Thanks for your words… and your friendship. 🙂

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