I was reading a fellow BLM’s blog last night and it got me to thinking about “friends”. Friends, to me, are like the ocean. They come into our lives calmly at times…..and then other times they just come crashing in on the rocks of our soul…of our hearts. And when they leave our lives they leave behind miscellaneous debris and remnants. Some of the items left behind are beautiful, like a shell. Some ..not so much.
I feel each friend comes into our life at just the right time. And probably leaves at just the right time. I can count on one hand the true friends that I have. I have tons of acquaintances but very few friends. There just aren’t too many people in this world that I will let into my space. My life. It takes ALOT for me to trust and when I do…you’re forever a part of my life. Part of my soul. When you hurt me? When you betray me? I’ll give you a few more chances to bitch slap me upside the head I guess you could say. But when I am DONE? I am done! I walk away and never once look back.
Losing Ethan …well. I lost alot of people whom I thought were my friends. I also lost some very close family relationships. But I also walked away with some new, amazing friendships. I am grateful for those friendships!
Not sure what the point of this post is….other than to tell my dear friends ( you know who you are) that I love you! I cherish you! I am grateful for your willingness to stick by my side no matter what wave comes crashing in on our worlds. I hold you close to me.The rest who just weren’t strong enough ? Who couldn’t be my friend when the shit hit the fan? You’re but a wave that left slimy seaweed all along the coastline. And the next wave WILL clear that shit out! Will wash it away!
To those of you reading this who has a friend facing tough times? Don’t worry about saying the right thing. Don’t worry about making a fool of yourself. DOn’t worry about calling too much. Hell…show up with a bottle of rum and just be there. But DO something!
COWGIRL UP friends! You have no idea what a difference this will make in your friends life!