I’m not a great friend.
Maybe not even a good friend.
I forget to call and sometimes forget to email.
I don’t always reply to texts immediately.
And more often than not, I will forget all about birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
a little neurotic and somewhat hysterical.
But for some strange reason, I have amazingly awesome friends who put up with it all.
Why they stick around is a mystery to me. Yet, I’m extremely grateful they do.
I am fortunate enough to have friends from all different walks of life.
I have friends I’ve known for years, friends I’ve just met recently, friends that have stuck by me through thick and thin. Not me being thin, that hasn’t happened in ages.
I love to share who I am, my experiences, my points of view. I am a little expressive and call things like I see them. I make no excuses for who I am, my faith, my family or my immature behaviour. I genuinely believe all the crap I spew, and am quick to admit when I’m wrong, which of course, doesn’t happen often. I am confident and yet have the humility to know that life can bring me to my knees in a second.
How did this become about me?
It’s a hazard of being my friend… more often than not, things always come back to me.
But not today.
Today I am publicly thanking my friends.
All of you.
Some who’ve been around forever. Some who’ve just hopped aboard the Nay train.
Some of you whom I’ve only ‘met’ online. Some of you who wish you only knew me online.
Some of you who’ve shared amazing milestones with me. Some of you who have held me while I sobbed.
Some of you who have laughed so hard with me that we may or may not have peed ourselves. (I’ll never tell).
To my friends – Thank You.