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Let's Be Friends {part 1}


I started the 6th grade in a strange land. No friends, no understanding of the culture, no clue as to what the trendy things were and no ideas on how I would connect with others. My dad had just graduated from Colgate Rochester Seminary and accepted a call to pastor a congregation in Plainfield, NJ. We left every relationship acquired in Rochester, NY. I left Kizzie, Bukeka, Nekeisha, Yolanda, and Tanjanika!

The most significant thing about my 1st day at Evergreen Elementary School was recess. I was teased for my style of dress. And there was Kisa & Ty! Thank God for girls that heard their mothers - I am sure say ‘be kind and welcome the opportunity to make new friends’. I am so grateful for those Black girls now women! I am forever thankful for their smiles, laughter, the secrets they maintained and the secrets they shared with me!

27 years later and making friends doesn't intimidate me. The challenge I see way too often is maintaining friendships that are healthy and vibrant and experience growth. I certainly do not have a lot of answers. I do have quite a few experiences that have induced tears of joy and sorrow. I do have this unwavering hope to be the kind of friend that I would want around me!

I am blessed to be challenged by God to take a deeper look at friendships. You are welcome to join me on this journey as I seek G

Here is a guide

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I was led to create and have been checking out from day to day.

I'm on Day 7!

Follow #girlsgirlsgirls for more posts about this guide for {Girl}friends!

There is so much to say about friendships and i will not cram it all in this post.

Stay tuned!

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