Gina Elder
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Gina is a single mom to 5 spirited kiddos. She blogs about books and her life as a “mommy-daddy.”

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  1. I can so relate. I have always thought I was on the outside looking in when it came to friendships. Somehow it just didn’t click for me. I still can’t relate to a lot of people with really close friendships. My husband is my best friend. I have accepted that I am “peculiar “. It is funny though that a 52, I probably have more casual friends now than I have ever had.

  2. Things in my life hAve fallen apart
    (relationships, dreams) and it is just easier to hide from others when you’ve been hurt. It’s too painful to see others happily moving through life. So I tend to isolate myself. I’ve been praying for a Godly friendship to come into my life. Please pray for me.

  3. I was super shy growing up and didn’t have many friends. I still don’t have a lot or make friends easily! It was as though I could do life ok by myself and get involved in many activities, but just superficially. Now that I am older I find I long for/nay need true good friends to walk this journey of life with me.

    Love this: “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself.’” These past few years have been rough with work stresses, aging dad’s illnesses, etc. At times I just want to quit and walk away from it all! Praise God He has given me a couple covenant friends that I can call or e-mail in a pinch and they will do this messy life with me! They are my “me too” friends. It is refreshing to be able to say ME TOO and pray for that person or help them with the situation that you’ve been through also!

    Blessings 🙂