I love the change of the seasons..even though here in the South it takes forever. It's still so hot here, but I know a change is a comin'. I've been thinking a lot lately about relationships and friendships and how they seem to only last for a season sometimes.My high school friends are dear to my heart, but things like time and distance and the everyday busyness has kept us away from each other (how sad is that). When I was a young mom those relationships fulfilled a purpose for me in my need to have some adult communication..ugh I could not wait for that time to be with other moms!! Can I get an Amen from the mommas?? As my kids get older and they start to spread their wings and fly, I find myself longing for those deep relationships even more! What I don't always realize is that what I want and what another person wants in a friendship are not always the same. Sometimes I tend to change in what I need out of a friend as I mature and grow. I don't need someone to agree with me..just listen, a really good hug now and then, a phone call just to say how's it going and someone to REALLY laugh with! You know..the good belly laughs!! Nothin feels better.. I was reminded today by God that I do always have a friend in him! I want to grow oak tree friendships not toadstool friendships. Time, vulnerability, availability these are the things that fertilize and grow a friendship. I know that some of each are healthy but at this point in my life I want to strive for the oak tree friendships and dig in with my roots before the season starts to change! How about you? Are you craving oak tree friendships or are you satisfied with your toadstools?? Come on FALL!!