Friends are the family we choose for ourselves

There is a proverb from the bible that says,

A man who has friends must himself be friendly,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

Have you ever had a situation where you’ve been dropped by a friend, or you’ve allowed some friendships to lapse?

There was a chapter in my book about the friendship with my best friend, which was being strained by my christian faith.   Note: My editor said I had to trim the book down so I culled that chapter.  “Murder your darlings” my editor called it.

Anyway I fought to keep my friend because she became like a sister to me.

My own sisters are all twins – they are two sets of fraternal twins, who have each other.

It made me feel very alone growing up.  My best friend has been around since I was thirteen.  I won’t say how long its been since then, but a few decades.  I am glad to say our friendship survived.

She is a friend who has stuck closer than a sister.

Friends