17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Friday, June 22, 2007
What Does it Take to Make a Friend?
What does it take to make a friend? Not just a friendly type friend, but a real, capital 'F' Friend.
It seems like many of us girls here on Tales haven't quite been able to make friendships like we did back in Queens. We often talk about how the circumstances surrounding our time in NY were just "right" for fostering lasting friendships (which in a very transitional ward is quite unique I think). Maybe looking back we are able to paint it a little prettier than it actually was, but the fact still remains, we have all been having a hard time making Friends in our new cities. And I kind of think we might not be the only ones out there facing this struggle.
So I am asking all the readers out there to think about the best Friendships in your life. How were they made? What were the circumstances that made them work and grow? How long did it take? Maybe we can figure out some rudimentary formula for making a good Friend and maybe then we can all recreate it in our new homes. Or maybe we will all realize that Friendships are something that have to happen on their own over a long period of time and we'll be even more grateful for the ones we've already been blessed with.