The Fab 5: Do You Have Them?
"...because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me." Luke 11:6 (NIV)
Regardless of our schedules, we get together every 6-8 weeks.
All five of us.
The Fab 5.
That's what we call our band of five, dear friends, who have gone through wonder-filled joys and tough life situations together.
Devastating fire, divorce, family issues, adoption, Jesus encounters, faith struggles, career achievements, and much more.
The super glue or primacord of relationships.
We met when we landed in the same Bible Study Fellowship class three years ago. Let me tell you, studying Moses and the Pentateuch for nine months changes your life.
It brought ours together.
With Jesus at the center.
That class formed a bond between us so much so that we started doing things together outside of class. Now we make getting together regularly a priority.
We rotate around to each other's homes to share lunch on a Sunday afternoon, exchange a $10 gift around the theme set by the hostess, and catch up on life. (Yes, a theme is important because we get to decorate and make theme-related goodies to enjoy together! It's a girl thing...)
That's us above (L to R): Jennie, Lindsey, me, Bre, and Annie (and yes, those are red feather birds in our hair).
All of us marvel at how God knit our hearts together so quickly and solidly. We've been through heartbreaks and tremendous joys together.
I hope you have a Fab 5. A group of friends that, no matter what, will show up on your doorstep at a moment's notice to help or celebrate.
Pray for you when life knocks the wind out of you.
Encourage you when discouragement seeps in.
Squeal with you like a girl when joy cannot be contained.
Have conversations about nothing that mean everything.
I thank God for these incredible women and our friendship. They are such sweet reflections of Jesus.
And His great love.
Let's chat: Do you have a Fab 5? Who are they? How did you meet? What keeps you together?