Friendships can be tricky sometimes. No doubt many you felt this in the recent election. It is sometimes hard to so fundamentally disagree without being disagreeable. And despite my best intentions not to be, I made the mistake of checking Facebook in the hours after the election and I was very snarky to a friend of a friend. I shouldn't have done it. I hope that you have done a better job of biting your tongue these last few months than I have, regardless of your views.
But friendships are also wonderful.
I spent the morning at breakfast (so long that we nearly had to order lunch) with the always-delightful TamathyC. We talked politics and missions and Church and families and on and on. We finally only parted because of two families filled with boys and husbands that have needs too. I'm grateful for her wisdom and humor and life experience. I'm grateful for her perspective that helps me evaluate the lens through which I view the world as well. I'm especially grateful that she is not the only person whom I could say all kinds of glowing things about. There are so many friends--old and new--that have changed and blessed my life continually. So many things about my adult self can be traced back to choice interactions, moments, relationships, outside of my family that have changed me for good and for the good. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.