Thursday, September 18, 2008

Girlfriends.

One of my favorite friends gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl last night. She is absolutely gorgeous! Praise the Lord for a healthy, lovely, little bundle of joy!

I was at the hospital until late last night, so I am a little foggy this morning. No matter how many times I sit at the hospital, awaiting the arrival of a friends precious baby, it never gets old. It is beyond exciting and completely emotional. It is an absolute JOY to be a part of.

Most of my friends are either pregnant or new mommies right now. So many, in fact, that husby stated last night that the hospital staff should know us by name now! It is so much fun to see them go through this experience. I know when it's time for me, I will have so many mommies to turn to for advice! (Heaven knows I'll need it. I am the girl with a thousand questions about everything!) Horray! :)

Another friend is struggling with breast cancer right now and it is just so humbling to see her attitude through this. She has an incredible spirit and is constantly praising the Lord through this trial. She is 25 years old and cancer was the last thing she ever thought would be an issue, but we are confident in our God who heals and restores. What would we do without Him?

It is crazy to sit back and look at the whole picture and to see how each of my friends lives are at completely different points right now. Some are having little lives growing in their bellies, some are first time moms experiencing new things every day, some are moving to new places and getting new jobs, some are struggling with sickness, some are getting married, and some remain the same, with nothing "big" going on right now. And yet, through every thing that each of them is going through right now - our God remains the same. Constant. Unchanging. Sovereign. Holy. Providing. Protecting. Comforting. Seeing. Delivering.

To see what God is doing in each of their lives and in completely different ways is just incredible to have the priviledge of being a part of. I thank the Lord for my beautiful friends, and the blessings that they constantly bring to my life. I am here to encourage, lift up, rejoice with and pray for - just like they always are for me.

Have a fantastic Thursday, and tell your friends just how special they are, today! :)

25 comments:

  1. great post. we should always reflect on our friends and the blessings they are in our lives!

    i totally hear you on the baby thing. All our friends are having babies. i love it that i will have so many new mommies to learn from when its our turn, because i too will have a million questions!!! i don't know anything about babies! :)

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  2. Great post - thanks for the reminder of all that our Lord is. When it comes to new life, I just have to sit back and say, "God, you are cool". The whole baby growing inside its mother is just a miracle to me in itself - praise God.

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  3. What a nice post! But then again you always post such beautiful things. Congrtas to your friend on the new baby and prayers for your friend who is bAttling with cancer.

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  4. I started to cry when I read your post today. God has given me some really great friends and you are one of them. Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement that you have given me over the last few months.
    It is been a hard and wonderful summer and knowing that my friends were there to encourage and pray with me was what got me through it.
    thanks you inspire me.

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  5. Beautifully written. We were in the same boat with all our friends having babies :) You're right we not only learned alot, figured out what we wanted to do, but got lots of great advice! It is more amazing when you think about it, God can handle ever one other situations. Good reminder at how BIG God is!

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  6. Amen!:)

    His love endures forever!

    God Bless,
    Amy:)

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  7. Its good to know that L is handling everything well. I have been praying for her.
    Girlfriends are the best!

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  8. Your friends are lucky to have you! I've found that differing life circumstances make it harder to stay close to each other. Good for you for sticking with all your friends, no matter where they're at!

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  9. What a sweet post! Isn't it so much fun to see your friends become parents? Please keep us posted on your friend who is battling breast cancer. My prayers are with her!

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  10. I couldn't agree more.

    I think it's so important for each of us to take the time to praise the Lord for all of our blessings, and to show the people around us how special they are...

    ... it truly is the little things.

    Congrats on your friends' new little one and prayers for your friend who is taking cancer head on.

    xo

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  11. What a great post! I'll be keeping your friend in my prayers.

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  12. Thank God for girlfriends.
    I am praying for your friend with cancer! I have a few friends that are battling that as well..

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  13. I think the combo is pretty good. I like the whole sweet and salty thing.. My favorite sweet and salty treat is peanut M&M's dropped down into a bag of microwave popcorn. Yummy.

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  14. I think the combo is pretty good. I like the whole sweet and salty thing.. My favorite sweet and salty treat is peanut M&M's dropped down into a bag of microwave popcorn. Yummy.

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  15. oh, the power is not back yet. hopefully soon! but at this point, we are still without any electricity :(

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  16. Whitney, another lovely post as usual.

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  17. I love this post. I definitely sometimes need a reality check to bring me back down to earth and realize what really matters.

    Praying your friend gets through this.

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  18. Beautiful post. I hope you have had a wonderful day. Sweet dreams, God Bless and night, night :)

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  19. you are a great friend...they are lucky to have you!

    Great post!

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  20. Hello! I found your blog through "Adventures of a Southern Newlywed" and I love your blog! I love that you want to be a mommy, but are working right now--that's my life too!!

    This was a great post, many of my friends are new mommies too--it's such fun! I hope your friend with breast cancer heals--she's in my prayers.

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  21. I thank God everyday. For giving me my 2 "babies", giving me the strength to go thru what I did to have them, being able to care for the little ones I do on a daily basis, being able to become a part of their little lives, helping them become the beings they are! Life is precious and should not be taken for granted and I can rightfully, honestly say that I don't!
    What a great post. A reflection of who God wants us to be, the best that we can!

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  22. Thanks for this post. Sometimes it's so hard to trust God no matter what season of life we are in. I needed a little reminder myself :)

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  23. Congrats to your friend and the beautiful baby. Prayers for your friend with breast cancer and thanks for posting this message about God. We can all use a little pick me up now and then and a reminder of what it's really all about.

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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