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“Life is full of people who will make you laugh, cry, smile until your face hurts, and so happy that you think you’ll burst. But the ones who leave their footprints on your soul are the ones that keep your life going.” ~Natalie Bernot

In the past few months, I’ve been using Facebook to reconnect with old friends and keep up with their news. In the process, I was reminded that my friends fall into different circles and periods of my life. Some from high school in Colorado and others from college in Oklahoma. A group from the church I grew up in and another from our church for the past six years. Writers groups. Other families with children with CdLS. Fellow teachers and former students.

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some enter your life for a season while others endure for a lifetime. Some celebrate the victories while others walk the dark paths beside you. If you want someone to pray with you about a situation, you have a phone number memorized. And if you want to rent a romantic comedy and eat ice cream out of the carton? Well, you know who to call.

Some make you laugh. And others leave footprints on your soul.

Which type of friends do you have? Which are you?

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4 thoughts on “Footprints on Your Soul

  • September 23, 2009 at 12:09 pm
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    >Candee,

    I have some great friends. You are right, they do fall into certain categories! Some are my prayer buddies, others are my coffee girlfriends and still others live so far, we can only share our friendship over the phone or through the mail.

    Love your post today and as always it's great and inspiring.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • September 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm
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    >Great post. Footprints on Your Soul…I like that.

    I have a couple very close friends who have left their footprints on my soul for sure. Mostly my accountability partner, Michele.

    I hope to be a friend who can do the same things Michele does for me. She encourages me, prays for me, and loves me despite my quirks.

    Great post, Candee.

  • September 24, 2009 at 7:37 pm
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    >That's a hard question because while I have many acquaintances and like so many people, I have few friends.
    I'd hope to be both the ice cream eater and the prayer warrior. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I'm not sure what I really am.

  • September 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm
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    >I'm blessed to have a few very close friends, and many good friends. You are so right about the different reasons why friends are a part of our lives.

    I've thought about using Facebook to look up old acquaintances, but decided not to because I would not have the time to have a relationship with them. Plus, I now have my blogging penpals that I enjoy having a blogoshere relationship with. ๐Ÿ™‚

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