Having long friendships are so important these days, the longer the better as the person who you are friends with watches you change, grow, fall, get up and laugh. Perhaps get skinny or fatter, perhaps go through rough storms only to come out into beautiful sunlight. They stand with you while you go into a deep cocoon and then watch you flutter around like a butterfly. Holding your hand, giving you the advice and deep comfort always.
I am so lucky to have a handful of these angels, who love unconditionally and never fake it. They are the type of friends that truly care that while you are barfing after too much wine, they hold your hair back, re-apply your lipstick and make sure you don’t walk out of the toilet with toilet paper attached to your shoe, face etc.… Let’s be honest if you have ever been in that situation who knows where it could be.
As I have never been able to have children, I have grown with my friends’ children, watching them being a mother, watching them cave at their massive love for their own, giving so much love and attention. Making sure that they grow up into successful happy kids of this hard world today. I love this process, its amazing listening to the love and of course through the tears that flow as mothers want to drop their brood at my house for days.
Its all life and its all beautiful. Most of it, the other part we get through no matter what strive we go through, divorce, death or moving to a new house. I can tick all three of those and I can say that my friendships have brought me through all of it.
I love the bond, I love the feeling of knowing there is someone out there that has love for you, and your back no matter what.
You know who you are.
I mean that.