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Give me friends who see the good. Friends who enter my home and feel the warmth and love while overlooking the mess and clutter.

Give me friends who pick up the phone or call back. The friends who make time to invest in our relationship. 

Give me friends who are real. The friends who share the good, the beautiful, the hard, the messy, and are honest about it all.

Give me friends who speak the truth. The friends who say the hard things with love.

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Give me friends who show up. The friends who send the “I miss you” or “Thinking of you” texts and offer help when needed.

Give me friends who understand that life is busy. The friends who weave in and out of life, yet pick right back up where we left off regardless of the time between us.

Give me friends who listen. Friends who know the difference between when I need advice or just need to get it out.

Give me friends who pray. The friends who kneel in the hard spaces, offering prayer there.

Give me friends to encourage. Friends who push me to be better and realize that friendship is not a competition.

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Give me friends who don’t take themselves or life too seriously. Friends who laugh in the face of failure and share the moments that are just too funny to keep to themselves.

Give me friends who realize that friendship revolves around giving and receiving. The friends who do these things, and in turn, let me do them too.

Give me friends who offer grace. The friends who understand that life is messy and busy, yet know that love covers all.

These are my people.

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Amanda Crews

Amanda is a follower of Jesus, wife to Chris, and mama to Carson in Heaven, and Mia, Arie, and Mateo here on Earth. She offers Christian encouragement on her website http://www.sanctifiedbylove.com. She also enjoys reading, writing, cooking/baking, traveling, and investing in relationships.

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