I have always been blessed to be surrounded by some amazing girlfriends in my life. Yes, as the seasons of life change, some have come and gone; some by choice and some by force. But one thing is for certain: we all need a good girlfriend (or two or many) in our lives. There are just some conversations and places that are meant for girlfriends and not necessarily for our husband. I know that if I have a crisis or need a good ladies’ night out, I will never be without a friend to reach out to.
When I got married, people thought I was crazy because I had 12 bridesmaids (outside of my 4 sisters). But for as long as I can remember, I have always had a big group of close girlfriends. So even after I got married, it was important for me to maintain those friendships. And as we got older, got married, and started having kids, the dynamics changed a bit. But the bonds and the love have not.
So even if it’s once a year, I try to make sure that we get together for a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner (sometimes one-on-one, and sometimes upwards of ten plus). I love my girlfriends to death, and there is nothing like their friendship.
So here are 8 types of friends I’m blessed to have, and think every woman should have too: