Community, friendship. That is what I love about blogging and why I love to do link ups and help cohost them. I get to meet new people. However, sometimes I don’t realize or pay attention to dates when I do sign up to co-host. So, today, I have two link-ups today. But, it works, because they are both about friends!
Since it is February, the month of love, Brita, from Belle Brita, has created a month-long #LoveBlog Challenge. Each day has a different prompt, all focusing on some aspect of love and relationships..
Today’s prompt is “Best Friend.”
Honestly, I don’t really feel that I currently have a “best friend.” I have a bunch of close-knit friends in different groups. Most of them, to be frank, are “internet friends.” I have met so many wonderful people IRL and online through blogging. And, for those who don’t live in Utah and that I’ve never met, I still feel such a closeness with my blogging friends. I cannot, cannot, cannot, cannot say enough how thankful I am for these friends. They truly know who I am. They truly know me and care about me and check up on me and inspire me and encourage me.
A lot of my friends are also Mormons. Each congregation because like a second family. It’s always been that way. Growing up, most of my closest friends were in my church congregation. Having friends that have the same morals and belief systems, view life the same way, and are working toward the same eternal end goal is very comforting. These friends become friends for life.
What are the qualities you look for in a best friend? Do you have one best friend, or many? How has your idea of best friendship changed over the years?
And now, I want to introduce two new friends, my lovely co-hosts for the #LoveBlog Challenge.
Meet Brita Long: Christian feminist blissfully married to Dan Fleck for almost two years. Lover of Paris, pink sparkles, sensible shoes, manicures, and books. Fueled by hot tea and mimosas.
And of course, Me: Mormon stay at home mom married to her best friend, Justin, for 3.5 years. Mother to 19 month old Rhys. “Retired” history and English teacher, runner, lover of video games, fantasy, books, and cooking. Consumer of Italian food, chocolate, steak, and strawberries.