In the candid moments is when life happens. When the shields fall away and the realness comes in. Out flies the expectations and in swoops that magic feeling: belonging. Happening in the everyday, after-work-tired, chocolate-brownie-hungry, real-life-talking moments.
The tweets fly back in forth, full of encouragement, prayer requests, praise reports, offers of delicious treats, stories about comical children, and chatter about TV and games. It’s a fellowship hall happening online, filled with women who have poured out their hearts through their words. (Click to Tweet!) Through that, we have found community.
This community of real-life-writes, this #FMFParty, is where I belong. They’re my people. And each week we gather together and chatter like old friends.
Some people say you can’t have real friends online. They haven’t met these #FMFParty ladies. Because when you pray wholeheartedly for friends you’ve never met but know well, you find friendship. When a story or a quote makes you think of one of your fellow writers, that’s friendship. When you find a kindred spirit and conversations flows naturally…yup, that’s real friendship.
A year ago, I wrote another Five Minute Friday post on belonging.
See how life changes in just a year? And a year ago? I didn’t even know about this #FMFParty community, the twitter party before the writing. Oh what I was missing!