True Friendship is not only measured by what a person says or does in your presence or the truth they tell when you’re present.
The true measure of a friendship happens when things are said about you when you’re not around.
Your true friend morphs into a paid attorney, putting up a strong defense for you when someone comes for you and you’re not there to defend yourself. They also hold your secrets in confidence like attorney/client privilege.
A True Friend ❣️
I saw this photo from Shawn McKenzie and loved it. I wrote some encouraging words below it for women like this. I pray it blesses you. The revelation blessed me.
If you are this, understand that every man is not looking for this. Make sure you’re ok with that fact and remember to not take a step back waiting for someone who doesn’t understand the value of this, to catch up. They just may not be in to you, or ready for you, or just not checking for you. That’s ok. If there is only one for you that means don’t gaze into the eyes of every man in the multitude wondering if he is the one. It may sound cliche but fix your eyes on GOD. If you deal in Faith you know HE will not make you ashamed, HE knows what you need, want and how to give it to you. HE is your Father. Your greatest champion who knows and calls you by name. Speak your name and who you are and what GOD has Himself said about you. It will help you to remember you’re worthy. As for me, my name is Bridgette. Though I had strayed I am called and chosen. I am waiting, I am patient, I am grateful and I Am LOVE.
Ich Liebe Dich Alle ❤️
~Bridgette Hicks 2017
One thing is for sure, you did not waste a warm smile on me. You did not waste the gift of JOY on me, you did not waste the gift of forgiveness and the gift of giving on me. I love to smile and make others laugh. I’ve learned to forgive and love to give. I thank YOU for my life. I do not squander the gift of it or the gifts within it. Just as you are not through with me, I am not through with improving, reviewing and renewing myself.
Today was a good day. On this day I became a college graduate. I rejoiced and I was glad in it😉. I’ve been pressing towards this place for a while and am still pressing towards my next collegiate benchmark. I wasn’t nervous or anything. Sitting in my chair and watching all these working adults, (700 plus graduates) walk across the stage made me feel I was where I’m supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I’m pressing on to wear the black robe with honors tassels and the black robe with the drape on my back.
Many people that I sat among had overcome great challenges to get to this day. I met a woman who all in the last two years lost her mother, divorced and lost a job but still pressed. Our class speaker was a woman with 9 children who struggled with lifelong feelings of worthlessness making a tear jerking speech and graduating with a 4.0. These are just the stories I know, I can only imagine the others. On this day I saw folks of all ages, in all stages of life accomplishing dreams. An awesome scene.
Some of my graduation statistics:
*average age 36
*most active military
*large percentage of veterans.
*majority percentage of minorities
*50% men, 50% women
*large percentage of mother
*some great grandparents
Look at GOD! 🙌🏽
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2 NIV)
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14 KJV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
Ich Liebe Dich Alle❤️
Bridgette Hicks ~Class of 2015